A feminist perspective on the fight against antimicrobial resistance
|Starts:||12:00 18 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||12:45 18 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr Jennifer Hobbs|
In support of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, The University of Manchester's 'Action on Antibiotic Drug Resistance' is delighted to announce that the Annual Lecture will be given by Dr Jennifer Hobbs. Dr Hobbs completed her doctoral studies at The University of Manchester. We extend this invitation within and outside of the University to join us in this prestigious event.
Summary: The increasing priority given to antimicrobial resistance by policy makers has brought a host of militarised metaphors to the ‘fight’ against AMR. As our ‘armoury’ of treatments becomes increasingly bare when faced with newly resistant diseases, militarised languages do a good job of commanding attention, but bring a host of pitfalls of their own. Drawing on insights from feminist science studies, this talk considers the politics of ‘weaponising’ the discourse around AMR. What do such military languages reveal and hide in our discussions about AMR – and what are the consequences for the future?
Register via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-feminist-perspective-on-the-fight-against-antimicrobial-resistance-tickets-124537189085
The session will be run through Zoom. Details will be sent upon registration.
Dr Jennifer Hobbs
Organisation: University of Manchester
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