Call for Review: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda’ by Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, and Paige Passano.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda (Dworkin, Gandhi, and Passano, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press.  What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are questions that the University of Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature’ by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

We are looking for a literary specialist to review Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Rosemarie Garland Thomson, 2016), which explores the social constructions and representations of disability in the United States. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Colombia University Press.  ‘Extraordinary Bodies’ inaugurates a new field of disability studies by framing Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain’ by Dori-Michelle Beeler

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain (Dori-Michelle Beeler, 2016) for review, which explores constructions of well-being among Reiki practitioners in the UK. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Cambridge Scholars Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Phenomenology of Illness’ by Havi Carel

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Phenomenology of Illness (Havi Carel, 2016) for review, which positions illness as a philosophical tool. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Oxford University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of human existence. Like death, illness Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery’ by Jonathan Lamb

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Scurvy (Jonathan Lamb, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between disease and ‘discovery.’ Further information about the themes under study can be found at Princeton University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood’ by Robert Wyrod

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City‘ (Robert Wyrod, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between health, gender, and male privilege in the context of Uganda. Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from researchers with an interest Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘The Lives of Community Health Workers: Local Labour and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia’ by Kenneth Maes

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘The Lives of Community Health Workers’ by Kenneth Maes (2017) for review.  This book explores the central role of community health workers in global health programmes using the context of Ethiopia, and further information about the themes under study can be found at Routledge. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858’ by Megan Coyer

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press‘ by Megan Coyer (2016) for review. This book is the first major study of the relationship between Scottish Romanticism and medical culture, and further information about the themes under study can be found at Edinburgh University Press. Expressions of interest are particularly Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India’ by Harris Solomon

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India‘ (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The popular narrative of “globesity” posits that the adoption of Western diets is intensifying obesity and diabetes in the Global South Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms’ by Tobias Rees

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms‘ by Tobias Rees (University of California Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Throughout the twentieth century, neuronal researchers knew the adult human brain to be a thoroughly fixed and immutable Read the full article…