Presented by Daniel Evans, PhD Student in School of Social Sciences, Bangor University
Denis Balsom’s ‘3 Wales Model’ divided Wales into 3 distinct geographical regions, demarcated by the relative strength of Welsh identity within each region. The ‘least Welsh’ of the regions, which Balsom dubbed ‘British Wales’, is conspicuous by its absence from subsequent Welsh sociological discourse.
The presence of a ‘not very welsh’ region has arguably become problematic in light of the ‘Welshification’ of the public sphere in post-devolution Wales. My PhD research focuses on Welsh identity in Porthcawl, a typically ‘ambivalent’ town.
This presentation condenses the salient themes to emerge from my investigation into the reasons why certain places may be ‘less Welsh’ than others.
This series of seminars was organised by WISERD’s team at Bangor University.
Details on each event are available in the table below.
|30 January||Professor John Lovering, Visiting Professor at School of Political Science, Istanbul University||Celebrity Marxism: Bad Economics and Worse Sociology. The Global Rise and Impact of David Harvey|
|13 February||Dr Myfanwy Davies, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University||Oughtonomy: Beyond Deliberation in Mothers’ Decisions on HPV Vaccination for Teenage Daughters|
|20 March||Dr Matthias Benzer, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield||QALY Power: What may quality-adjusted life years tell us about the contemporary politics of life?|
|17 April||Professor Luke Clements, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University||Does Your Carer Take Sugar? Caring as a Human Right|
|8 May||Dr Gilly Sharpe, School of Law, University of Sheffield||Doing Justice to Girls|
|22 May||Professor Rob Poole and Dr John Bailey, Centre for Mental Health and Society, Bangor University||Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatric Practice: An Evidence Based Approach|
For more information on these events please contact Professor Howard Davis using the contact details below.
Telephone: 01248 382123