Tag Archives: Pain and Pressure

Restrained movements express misery, agony and strength

Reproduced from Arts Ghana (published 12 August 2017) with permission from the author John Owoo. By John Owoo (On the hills of Dodowa – Ghana) A dance piece titled “Idioms of Distress, Wellbeing and Resilience” recently enchanted a cheering audience … Continue reading

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Press release: Arts and Humanities Research Council Global Challenge Research Fund Idioms of Distress, Wellbeing and Resilience

By Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow The language used to express pain, joy and resilience is a vital well of understanding for those seeking to treat and mitigate distress. In populations of displaced peoples and refugees across the world the … Continue reading

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Global Mental Health: A category benefiting from its contesting?

By Ross White, University of Liverpool On the 5th and 6th June Kings Health Partnership in conjunction with King’s College London hosted a conference entitled: ‘Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Support’ that was held at the KCL Waterloo campus. The … Continue reading

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Australia’s Shame is the UK’s Game – Nauru files

By Alison Phipps for The National I wake up to the news from a tiny island in Micronesia, Nauru. Nauru – coral reef, white-sandy beaches, photographs which make it look like paradise. It is the site of the off-shore detention … Continue reading

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The Languaging of Distress

The Senate Room, University of Glasgow Tuesday 11th October 2016, 9.30am and 4.00pm This knowledge exchange event aims to facilitate discussion between researchers, voluntary sector organizations and clinicians about the challenges and opportunities that exist in relation to supporting people … Continue reading

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Language which nourishes under pain and pressure

at Bristol Food Connections By Jane Andrews On 3rd May 2016 Jane Andrews, Alison Phipps and Tawona Sithole ran an event in the “Brain Food” strand of Bristol Food Connections Fringe Festival which involved a dialogue between Alison and Tawona … Continue reading

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Special Issues Call for Papers

Special issue of Critical Multilingualism Studies “The Critical Translation of Disciplines” Multilingual practice and interdisciplinary inquiry share a complex difficulty in common. Since the 18th century, disciplines and (mono)languages have been structured in such a way as to control, police, and controversialize … Continue reading

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