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Book Launch - Gender, Work and Social Control: A Century of Disability Benefits

Event Name Book Launch - Gender, Work and Social Control: A Century of Disability Benefits
Start Date 11th Feb 2020 4:00pm
End Date 11th Feb 2020 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes

Please join us in launching Dr Jackie Gulland’s book Gender, work and social control: a century of disability benefits, published in 2019 in Palgrave Macmillan’s socio-legal studies series. This book arose from a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh and has been developed during Dr Gulland’s time as a lecturer in social work.

The book will be launched by Dr Sally Witcher, CEO of Inclusion Scotland, who holds a host of additional public appointments, including her new role as the Chair of the Scottish Social Security Commission.

The book uses archive materials relating to appeals against refusals of incapacity benefits to explore the meaning of the term ‘incapable of work’ over a hundred years. The book explores women’s roles in the domestic sphere and how these were used to consider their capacity for work in the labour market. The book concludes that incapacity benefit decision making is really about work: what work is, what it is not, who should do it, who should be compensated when work does not provide a sufficient income and who should be exempted from any requirement to look for it.

The link to the room access is available here.

If you wish to attend, please regsiter here.

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