Online Seminar: ‘Shame, Poverty and Health’ Seminar, University of Exeter, Thursday 4 July 2019

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Date: 1-3pm, Thursday 4th July 2019, 1-3pm

Location: Laver Building (LT3) University of Exeter & Online Remote Attendance

Shame, Poverty and Health Seminar

Professor Robert Walker (Beijing Normal University & Oxford University)

Dr Felicity Thomas (Wellcome Centre, University of Exeter)

Lucy Hodges (Wellcome Centre, University of Exeter)

Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter

Thursday 4th July 2019, 1-3pm, Laver Building (LT3) University of Exeter & Online Remote Attendance

Shame and poverty are intimately interlinked. Recent research has confirmed what people living in poverty have perhaps known all along: being poor is a source of shame. In fact, stigmatising societal attitudes about poverty add to the negative experience of lacking material resources, undermining individuals’ wellbeing, confidence and dignity. Living with the chronic shame, stigma or status anxiety associated with poverty can have concrete implications for both physical and mental health, leading to depression, ill health and even suicide. This seminar will bring diverse perspectives together in order to reflect on some of the links between shame, poverty and health, both in the UK and internationally. 

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