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Uniforms and status in hospitals - Cities under siege

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First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 January 2012

How important is the way we dress for work? Laurie speaks to Stephen Timmons who has studied the impact on a hospital of removing professional markers and having almost all staff dress the same.
Also how cities are the new battleground of our increasingly urban world: Stephen Graham, author of Cities Under Siege, tells Laurie that from the slums of the global South to the financial districts of the developed world political violence is policed with increasingly military tactics. He claims that the all over the world the city shows more and more features of a war zone. They discuss what he calls the 'new military urbanism' with Melissa Butcher.
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

  • Dr Stephen Timmons

    Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences University of Nottingham.

    Uniforms, status and professional boundaries in hospital
    by Stephen Timmons and Linda East
    Sociology of Health & Illness
    Volume 33, Issue 7, pages 1035–1049, November 2011
    Article first published online: 20 APR 2011
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01357.x

    Find out more about Stephen Timmons
  • Stephen Graham

    Professor of Cities and Society at Newcastle University

    Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism
    Publisher: Verso
    ISBN-10: 1844677621
    ISBN-13: 978-1844677627

    Find out more about Stephen Graham
  • Dr Melissa Butcher

    Lecturer in Geography, Open University

    Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia's Cities
    Melissa Butcher (Editor), Selvaraj Velayutham (Editor)
    Publisher: Routledge
    ISBN-10: 0415491428
    ISBN-13: 978-0415491426

    Find out more about Melissa Butcher


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