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Durham Sociology Workshop on Social Interpretations and Reactions to Air Pollution

The Health and Social Theory research group at Department of Sociology will organize a workshop on the social aspects of air pollution starting at 11am on the 29th of May in Room 105 at 29 Old Elvet. Supported with a small grant from the Institute of Hazard, Resilience and Risk (IHRR), members of this group aim to develop a research plan of understanding the interpretations and reactions from different social groups in some of the most air-polluted cities in the world. This will be the second workshop as part of their preparatory research. Three members of the group (Dr Keming Yang, Dr Jonathan Wistow, and Professor Brian Castellani) and two speakers from outside Durham University (Professor Nick J Fox, Dr Emma Garnett) will present different perspectives to examining this critical issue in today’s world. There will be ample time for questions, comments and suggestions, and anybody interested in this important issue is welcome to join the speakers.

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