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From ‘staring’ to ‘not caring’: the experiences of living with facial difference among adults with cleft lip and palate

Patricia Neville is Lecturer in Social Sciences in the School of Oral and Dental Sciences at the University of Bristol. She has published numerous articles on the intersection between the social sciences and dental health and education. Andrea Waylen is Senior … Continue reading

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Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?

Jane Frances is Policy Advisor in Education for Changing Faces. She is the author of Educating Children with Facial Disfigurement (London: Routledge/Falmer, 2004). Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?  This chapter’s exploration of the relationship between facial disfigurement, stigma, and … Continue reading

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First Impressions Last….

Guest blogger and Effaced associate Michelle Webb (PhD project at Exeter: ‘As fowle a ladie as the smale pox could make her’: facial disfigurement in sixteenth and seventeenth century England) writes: On November 10th 2016 the Centre for eighteenth-century studies … Continue reading

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Creating Face Equality in Education, 9 May 2016

Colleagues at Changing Faces are looking forward to tomorrow’s annual reception for the charity, this year themed around Creating Face Equality in Education. See Jane Frances’ comments in The Guardian article on the work Changing Faces does with schools. Trish will … Continue reading

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Strabismus and sexuality

At the Winchester Centre for Gender Studies spring symposium, Professor William Gibson’s highly stimulating keynote on ‘Sex and the church in the 18th century’ (we look forward to the forthcoming book of the same title) threw up the fascinating face … Continue reading

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