The module will introduce students to critical geographical themes as they relate to welfare, rights and social justice, including the state and territorialisation, community, confinement, deinstitutionalisation, landscapes of care, fragmentation and localism etc.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Draw on the historical and contemporary breadth of geographical thought as it relates to issues of welfare, rights, social justice, and health and social care
- Pursue knowledge in an in-depth, ordered and motivated way
- Critically engage with the key movements in philosophy and theory which have evolved in understanding the changing geographies of care
- Produce a fluent and comprehensive written essay drawing together complex topics from across a range of issues
- Recognise the nature of the discipline as dynamic, plural and contested;
- Think critically and originally
- Be aware of the role and importance of evidence-based research
- Assess the impressive case for the importance of geographical perspectives on welfare reform;
- Trace the nature of change in policy environments created by different states and actors over time
- Build ideas into a coherent argument
Outline of Course
All lectures but one will be provided by Dr Andrew Power. A guest lecture will be provided by Prof. Graham Moon. The scheduled order for this guest lecture may move around depending on staff
availability during the term.
1. Introduction: Geographies of Difference and Inequity
2. The Geographies of Rights & the State: From ‘Control’ to ‘Care’ to ‘Citizenship’
3. The Enduring Geographies of Poverty & Deprivation
4. Contemporary Geographies of Representation & Public Space
5. Geographies of the Welfare State & Voluntarism
6. Essay Preparation Seminars
7(a). Film: ‘Inside I’m Dancing’
7(b). Mapping Social Inclusion & Disability
8. Thriving and Surviving in the Community: Housing, Welfare & Vulnerability
9. (Post)Asylum Geographies: The Enduring Legacies of Institutions (Guest lecture by Prof. Graham Moon)
10. Youth Culture, Identity & the State
11. Living with Mental Health in the Post-Welfare State
12. Geographies of Family Care in the Community
13. Revision Session Seminars
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The Module is packed full of examples, films, and illustrations to help you think about how you understand different concepts, as well as how you think, what you do, and who you are!
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Lecture Hall with projector and DVD player.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External