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The Stigma Conversations Podcast Series

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What is stigma? Who does it serve? And how does it shape our world broken by poverty, prejudice, and injustice? In The Stigma Conversations, leading sociologist Imogen Tyler meets inspirational academics, activists and frontline workers to show that while stigma is most certainly about feelings and experiences, it’s also about power, politics and history. We are in a state of emergency, and we need to take action, now.

Through intimate and urgent conversations on subjects including poverty and austerity, racism and Brexit, and the growing “war on woke”, Imogen and guests show that to truly tackle stigma we must ask big questions about how stigma is produced. Only then can we start to call out the systems that divide and dehumanise us - and ask for better. Indeed, as The Stigma Conversations shows, the story of stigma is also one of subversion, solidarity and hope.

Each episode features new work from Imogen, in the form of opening and closing essays expanding her thinking on stigma. Read more about Imogen and her book, Stigma: The Machinery of Inequality.
Effective start/end date1/06/221/03/23