Dr Alex Cockain


NameDr Alex Cockain
Job titleLecturer in Social Work
Research instituteSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Research outputs

Temporalities, a disability chronotope, and empathetic horizons in Still Human

Cockain, A. 2021. Temporalities, a disability chronotope, and empathetic horizons in Still Human. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. 15 (1), pp. 19-37. https://doi.org/10.3828/jlcds.2021.2

Youth, exams and the pressure to conform

Cockain, A. 2020. Youth, exams and the pressure to conform. in: Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society Routledge.

Ethnography as process and product: Residential neighborhoods and reflexivity in Shanghai

Cockain, A. 2018. Ethnography as process and product: Residential neighborhoods and reflexivity in Shanghai. SAGE. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526440464

Regarding subjectivities and social life on the screen: the ambivalences of spectatorship in the People’s Republic of China

Cockain, A. 2014. Regarding subjectivities and social life on the screen: the ambivalences of spectatorship in the People’s Republic of China. in: Marolt, P. and Herold, D. K. (ed.) China Online: Locating Society in Online Spaces Routledge. pp. 63-80

De-fusing and re-fusing face-to-face encounters involving autistic persons in Hong Kong

Cockain, A. 2021. De-fusing and re-fusing face-to-face encounters involving autistic persons in Hong Kong. Tizard Learning Disability Review. 26 (1), pp. 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-06-2020-0011

Disturbing geographies and in/stability in and around a supermarket with a middle-aged man with learning impairments

Cockain, A. 2021. Disturbing geographies and in/stability in and around a supermarket with a middle-aged man with learning impairments. Cultural Geographies. 28 (4), pp. 629-643. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474020987255

Reading (readings of) UK Channel 4's 2012 and 2016 Paralympic advertisements: On the undecidability of texts and dis/ability itself

Cockain, A. 2020. Reading (readings of) UK Channel 4's 2012 and 2016 Paralympic advertisements: On the undecidability of texts and dis/ability itself. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. 14 (3), pp. 261-279. https://doi.org/10.3828/jlcds.2020.17

In the haze: on narrativization and air pollution in Shanghai

Cockain, A. 2020. In the haze: on narrativization and air pollution in Shanghai. Positions: Asia Critique. 28 (2), pp. 447-479. https://doi.org/10.1215/10679847-8112503

Making autism through Ocean Heaven (海洋天堂, Haiyang tiantang) and the possibilities of realizing disability differently

Cockain, A. 2016. Making autism through Ocean Heaven (海洋天堂, Haiyang tiantang) and the possibilities of realizing disability differently. Disability & Society. 31 (4), pp. 535-552. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2016.1182012

Shallow inclusion (or integration) and deep exclusion: en-dis-abling identities through government webpages in Hong Kong

Cockain, A. 2018. Shallow inclusion (or integration) and deep exclusion: en-dis-abling identities through government webpages in Hong Kong. Social Inclusion. 6 (2), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v6i2.1282

Walking small with ‘Paul’, a man with ‘severe learning difficulties’: on (not) passing in purportedly public places

Cockain, A. 2018. Walking small with ‘Paul’, a man with ‘severe learning difficulties’: on (not) passing in purportedly public places. Disability & Society. 33 (5), pp. 705-722. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2018.1455578

Riding and reading the Shanghai metro: signs, subjectivities and subversions on and around line # 8

Cockain, A. 2018. Riding and reading the Shanghai metro: signs, subjectivities and subversions on and around line # 8. Social Semiotics. 28 (4), pp. 533-554. https://doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2017.1366392

Identity work at a Normal University in Shanghai

Cockain, A. 2016. Identity work at a Normal University in Shanghai. Anthropology & Education Quarterly. 47 (3), pp. 314-328. https://doi.org/10.1111/aeq.12154

Urban Chinese youth

Cockain, A. 2016. Urban Chinese youth. in: Furlong, A. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood Abingdon Routledge. pp. 172-181

Regarding Mr. Wu, a dragon and conversations in traffic: Social acceleration, deceleration and re-acceleration in Shanghai

Cockain, A. 2018. Regarding Mr. Wu, a dragon and conversations in traffic: Social acceleration, deceleration and re-acceleration in Shanghai. Time & Society. 27 (3), pp. 363-383. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X15611394

Young Chinese in urban China

Cockain, A. 2012. Young Chinese in urban China. Abingdon Routledge.

Becoming quixotic? A discussion on the discursive construction of disability and how this is maintained through social relations

Cockain, A. 2014. Becoming quixotic? A discussion on the discursive construction of disability and how this is maintained through social relations. Disability & Society. 29 (9), pp. 1473-1485. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2014.953245

Ontological security and residential experiences in China: The ‘old’ and the ‘new’ in Shanghai’s Luwan district

Cockain, A. 2012. Ontological security and residential experiences in China: The ‘old’ and the ‘new’ in Shanghai’s Luwan district. China Information. 26 (3), pp. 331-358. https://doi.org/10.1177/0920203X12459931

Students' ambivalence toward their experiences in secondary education: views from a group of young Chinese students studying on an international foundation programme in Beijing

Cockain, A. 2011. Students' ambivalence toward their experiences in secondary education: views from a group of young Chinese students studying on an international foundation programme in Beijing. The China Journal. 65. https://doi.org/10.1086/tcj.65.25790559
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