Contagion; changing masculinity in retail

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Contagion - how commerce spreads disease. Laurie Taylor talks to Mark Harrison, Professor of the History of Medicine, about the close intertwining between trade and germs from the 14th century to today. His new book explores the development of public health in the Western world as well as the global misuse of quarantines for political ends. Also, young men working in retail. The sociologist, Steven Roberts' research finds evidence for a new and softer kind of masculinity. He's joined by Professor Valerie Walkerdine, who's documented the changing relationship between men and work in a post industrial economy.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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Mark Harrison

Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford

 

Find out more about Mark Harrison

 

Contagion

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN-10: 0300123574

ISBN-13: 978-0300123579

 

Steven Roberts

Lecturer in Social Policy and Sociology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

 

Find out more about Dr Steven Roberts

 

Paper 'Boys will be boys... won't they? Change and continuities in contemporary young working-class masculinities' published online Sociology

 

Valerie Walkerdine

Professor of Psychology in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

 

Find out more about Valerie Walkerdine

 

Gender, Work and Community After De-Industrialisation: A Psychosocial Approach to Affect

Valerie Walkerdine (Author), Dr Luis Jimenez (Author)

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN-10: 0230247067

ISBN-13: 978-0230247062

 

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