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Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare (2019)
Journal Article
Price, E., Walker, L., & Booth, S. (2020). Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare. Disability and society, 35(8), 1315-1336. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2019.1680346

This article explores the experiences of people living with fluctuating long-term conditions, with a particular focus on the UK welfare benefits system. Respondents in this study suggested that this system constitutes a critical barrier to maintainin... Read More about Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare.

Problematising the discourse of 'Post-AIDS' (2017)
Journal Article
Walker, L. (in press). Problematising the discourse of 'Post-AIDS'. Journal of Medical Humanities, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-017-9433-9

This paper reflects on the meanings of ‘post-AIDS’ in the Global North and Global South. I bring together a range of contemporary arguments to suggest that the notion of ‘post-AIDS’ is, at best, misplaced, not least because its starting point remains... Read More about Problematising the discourse of 'Post-AIDS'.

"They (ARVs) are my life, without them I'm nothing" - experiences of patients attending a HIV/AIDS clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa (2009)
Journal Article
Gilbert, L., & Walker, L. (2009). "They (ARVs) are my life, without them I'm nothing" - experiences of patients attending a HIV/AIDS clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Health and Place, 15(4), (1123-1129). doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.06.006. ISSN 1353-8292

This paper is a part of a larger study that explores the "social complexity" of antiretroviral therapy (ART), in resource-limited environments. Drawing on in-depth interviews with a sample of 44 patients in an urban HIV/AIDS clinic in Johannesburg, S... Read More about "They (ARVs) are my life, without them I'm nothing" - experiences of patients attending a HIV/AIDS clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa.

'My son gave birth to me': offending fathers - generative, reflexive and risky? (2009)
Journal Article
Walker, L. (2010). 'My son gave birth to me': offending fathers - generative, reflexive and risky?. The British journal of social work, 40(5), 1402-1418. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcp063

This paper analyses key findings from narrative interviews with 16 (ex) offender fathers. All fathers interviewed served custodial sentences, ranging from 6 months to 14 years, and were on licence at the time of interview. This research focuses on th... Read More about 'My son gave birth to me': offending fathers - generative, reflexive and risky?.

Men behaving differently: South African men since 1994 (2005)
Journal Article
Walker, L. (2005). Men behaving differently: South African men since 1994. Culture, health & sexuality, 7(3), (225-238). doi:10.1080/13691050410001713215. ISSN 1369-1058

Liberal versions of sexuality, which mark South Africa's new democracy, have had a number of highly contradictory consequences for women and men, as old notions of masculinity and male privilege have been destabilized. The transition to democracy has... Read More about Men behaving differently: South African men since 1994.

The colour white: racial and gendered closure in the South African medical profession (2005)
Journal Article
Walker, L. (2005). The colour white: racial and gendered closure in the South African medical profession. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 28(2), (348-375). doi:10.1080/01419870420000315889. ISSN 0141-9870

This article explores meanings of whiteness through a case study of the South African Society of Medical Women [SASMW]. It unpacks the social meanings attached to being a white woman doctor in South Africa under apartheid, through an analysis of the... Read More about The colour white: racial and gendered closure in the South African medical profession.