Children in hospitals; History, heritage and tradition in British politics
British politics, heritage and history. Laurie Taylor explores the divergent stories political parties construct about our history and their own historical roles. From disputes over the National Curriculum for History to the assertion of a lost 'social democratic' tradition by New Labour. Research Fellow, Emily Robinson, argues that politicians' manipulation of the past leaves them unable to speak of different futures. Also, Allison James talks about her research on the experience of sick children in hospital.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Professor of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield
Find out more about Allison James
Paper: Constructing the sick child: the cultural politics of children’s hospitals
Allison James, Penny Curtis
The Sociological Review
Volume 60, Issue 4, pages 754–772, November 2012
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
The University of Sheffield
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Advance Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham
Find out more about Emily Robinson
History, Heritage and Tradition in Contemporary British Politics
Publisher: Manchester University Press