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Research Profile

Mr David Frayne  

Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Address:1-3 Museum Place


David holds a BA in Sociology and Journalism (first class hons), and an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (passed with distinction).  He has also previously led seminars on the Social Theory module.  David is currently completing his PhD, which explores the attitudes and experiences of people who are attempting to work and consume less.

Research Interests

  • Experiences of employment and joblessness
  • The critique of work and consumerism
  • Critical Theory
  • Political ecology

PhD Topic / Area

The Will to Happiness: Problems, Pleasures and Alternative Moralities


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