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Contemporary Arts and Performance, Gender, Health, Media and Cultural Studies, Sociology
Brigit Morris Colton
Location: B118, Bowland North
Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
I am interested broadly in mental health, in particular work around creating alternatives to psychiatry and psychopharmacology. These issues are linked to subjectivity, activism, disability, capitalism, marketisation, health care, relationality, risk, governance, biomedicalisation, rights and responsibilities. I am also very interested in aesthetics, media & cultural studies, art practice, display, and feminist technoscience (especially the work of Donna Haraway).
Enacting Recovery in an English NHS "Arts for Mental Health" Service
I am an ESRC 1+3 funded student. For my doctoral research I conducted an ethnographic study with an British NHS "arts for mental health" service to explore the implications of contemporary 'recovery-orientated' policy initiatives and imperatives in mental health care. My research methods comprised accessing the service as a service-user would do for six months, interviewing staff and service-users, photo-documentary and document analysis. I draw upon feminist cultural studies of science and technology to explore how mulitple and conflicting versions of "recovery" are enacted in policy and practice. I argue that contemporary mental health care positions its patients within an untenable paradox - to submit to treatment and become independent, contributing "citizens" through self-responsibility and self-care. I ask how recovery discourses can realistically fit with the legal-medico imperative to medicate the severely "mentally ill" first and foremost. Overall, I discuss the development of "recovery" in the wider socio-economic context of the increasing marketisation of healthcare and the dismantling of the welfare state in contemporary Britain.
Dr. Celia Roberts and Dr. Imogen Tyler
I currently am a seminar tutor on Gender & Women's Studies 101 and Media & Cultural Studies 200 (Critical Cultural Theory). I also do two lectures on Gender & Disability on GWS101.
Mondays at 4pm
BA Sociology (1st class with honours), MA Sociological Research Methods (Distinction), Supported Learning Award. All attained at Lancaster University.
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