About the group
This website is dedicated to a new moral anthropology reading group at the University of Manchester, that has been running since September 2016. We have set up the group in order to help us to investigate two sets of questions:
When and where?
I am a doctor, training in psychiatry. I am taking time out of training to do a PhD in social anthropology, researching the moral and civic reasoning of activists in the NHS. I am interested in activists’ views on the promises and obligations of the state and its citizens, and how these feed into their ideas regarding the social contract. In particularly, I am wondering about the symbolic role of the NHS in their thinking. Why is it so important to us as British people?
The website was designed by me, using WordPress. The posts were written by me, unless otherwise specified.
Karen Sykes is my supervisor and a co-convenor of the group.