Dr Ashley Frawley

Ashley lectures in the sociology of health, mental health and illness, social problems, social movements, and in the economics of social policy. Her research explores the rising importance attributed emotions and behaviour in an era of ‘no alternative’ to capitalism. She is particularly interested in ‘vulnerable’ constructions of human subjects in the rhetoric of new social problems. She is the author of Semiotics of Happiness: rhetorical beginnings of a public problem published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2015 and the forthcoming Semiotics of Emotion (2017) which explores rising claims about emotional damage in public debate and social movement campaigns.

Related Sessions
Tuesday 22 September 2015, 19.30 Hellenic American Union, Massalias 22, 10680, Athens, Greece
Wednesday 23 September 2015, 19.00 Free Thinking Zone, Skoufa 64 str & Grivaion, 10680 Athens
Saturday 17 October 2015, 14.00 Cinema 3

'Cinderella Law': criminalising parental authority?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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