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Citizen Participation in Health: Critical Perspectives


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We are pleased to announce a seminar by Eleftheria Lekakis, as part of our series “Citizen Participation in Health: Critical Perspectives” co-hosted by King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Speaker: Dr Eleftheria Lekakis, Lecturer in Media and Communication, Sussex University

Date: 24 November, Thursday, 16:00-17:00, followed by wine and nibbles

Venue: King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, Addison House, 7th Floor Seminar Room

The Politics of Consumption as a Form of Participation: Media Activism and Creative Tactics

The talk addresses some of the key debates around the politics of consumption: can consumption be a form of political participation? Under which conditions does consumer activism flourish? Does consumer citizenship foster a revised version of citizenship which can engage the disengaged? Specifically, the discussion will elaborate on the salience of the phenomenon of political consumerism (Micheletti, 2003; Stolle and Micheletti, 2013; Lekakis, 2013) and explore it through a variety of case studies in the contemporary context of Europe.

Source: King’s College London



Everyone is welcome. Places are limited – to sign up please email: Alicia (Alicia.renedo@lshtm.ac.uk)

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