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Cultural Conversations: Culture of Global Health Lunchtime Series

Cultural Conversations: Culture of Global Health Lunchtime Series
Speaker: Dr Ethel Quayle # School of Health in Social Science; Hosted by: Professor JP Singh # Director, Institute for International Cultural Relations
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15th Feb 2017 12:00 - 15th Feb 2017 13:30
IaSH (Seminar Room), Hope Park Square Edinburgh EH8 9NW

Title: Global Aspects of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Digital technologies are embedded in our everyday practices and form an intrinsic part of private and public experiences.  Yet whilst creating opportunities for children to act as receivers, participants and actors in the digital world, the internet also creates spaces of social interaction which hold the potential for exposure to online risks, including sexual risks such as victimisation, abuse and exploitation. However, much of what is known about the prevalence of online abuse and exploitation comes from studies conducted in high-income countries, with scant attention paid to the fact that this is a global phenomenon.

Discussant: Dr. Meryl Kenny  (Politics and International Relations)

Our lunchtime series encourage conversations on cultural issues on our campus.  We bring together specialists from specific disciplines in conversations with broader issues of culture that this sub-field raises.  This semester we present three conversations on the cultures of global public health.  These conversations will allow us to deliberate particular issues being discussed but also raise awareness of notions of culture and identity as operationalized or imagined in different disciplines.

The format of the workshop is as follows.  After a brief presentation (no more than 15 minutes) from a faculty member in the School of Health in Social Science, the respondent will take 5 minutes to broaden the implication of the findings or the topic for other disciplines and for discussions of culture.  A 30 minutes discussion will follow.

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