Linda McDowell - Moving stories

25 Oct 2017

CUGS kicks off the new term by warmly welcoming the leading economic geographer and ethnographer, Linda McDowell CBE FBA. 

Linda McDowell is a Senior Professorial Researcher at the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment where her research has centred on the connections between economic restructuring, labour market change and class and gender divisions in Great Britain. From January 2017 she is a Leverhulme Fellow Emerita, working on a study of intergenerational mobility, labour market change and the position of unskilled white men.

Moving Stories: labour geography, women's lives and oral narratives

"In this talk I want to do two things: one substantive and the other reflective. I want to argue for the inclusion of gender as a key dimension of analysis in labour geography, illustrating my argument with an analysis if women's changing lives in the second half of the twentieth century. I focus in the main on the lives of women migrants who played a key part not only in Britain's post Second World War reconstruction and the establishment of the NHS, but also in numerous sectors of the economy over the next half century. I also want to reflect on my own research practice, addressing issues raised in the collection of oral narratives (the method I used in this research), and the dilemmas of writing the lives of Others."

Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography
Free for CUGS members, £2 on the door for non-members