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About Philippa Carr

Philippa is a Lecturer on Social Psychology and Qualitative Research Methods modules in the School of Social Sciences.

She is currently researching the use of arguments in the media about economic inequality, extreme wealth and taxation. In addition to this, Philippa is examining how international students learning Japanese use talk about national identity and culture.

Research Interests

Philippa's research is currently focused on how the super-rich are presented in television broadcasts. This explores how public arguments for extreme wealth are used to legitimise inequality and practices such as inheritance that impede social mobility.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (2)

  • Carr P; Goodman S; Jowett A (2018), 'I don't think there is any moral basis for taking money away from people': using discursive psychology to explore the complexity of talk about tax. Critical Discourse Studies
  • Goodman S; Carr P (2017), The just world hypothesis as an argumentative resource in debates about unemployment benefits. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, vol. 27 (4), p. 312-323.
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