Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates the concept of body shame Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ by Daniel M. Hausman

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ by Daniel M. Hausman (OUP, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be suited to those interested in the social sciences. ‘In Valuing Health Daniel M. Hausman provides a philosophically sophisticated overview of generic health measurement that Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘How Politics Makes Us Sick: Neoliberal Epidemics’ by Ted Schrecker and Clare Bambra

We are pleased to offer for review ‘How Politics Makes Us Sick: Neoliberal Epidemics’ by Durham University’s very own Ted Schrecker and Clare Bambra (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be suited to those interested in the social sciences. ‘Since the early 1980s, neoliberalism or ‘market Read the full article…

‘Touch’ reviewed by Drs Clark Svrcek and Martina Kelly

‘Touch’ (second edition) by Tiffany Field (The MIT Press, 2014) ‘Like diet and exercise, we need a daily dose of touch’ (p. 143). Touch is simultaneously ‘the mother of the senses’, yet ‘the least researched of the senses’ (Montagu, 1986). This is surprising as skin, the organ of touch, comprises 18 per cent of our Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Organ Donation in Japan: A Medical Anthropological Study’ by Maria-Keiko Yasuoka

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Organ Donation in Japan: A Medical Anthropological Study‘ by Maria-Keiko Yasuoka (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be of particular interest to anthropologists and social scientists. ‘Organ Donation in Japan: A Medical Anthropological Study by Maria-Keiko Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely (Rutgers University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be of particular interest to anthropologists and social scientists. ‘By 2030, over 30% of the Japanese population will Read the full article…

‘Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee’ reviewed by Dr Dorothy Woodman

‘Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee’ by Hatim Kanaaneh (Just World Books, 2015) As Susan Sontag has argued convincingly, illness is a medical condition, cultural production, and literary trope. In Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee, ‘Israeli-Arab’ Hatim Kanaaneh uses his medical and literary skills to explore these expressions Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace (Elliott and Thompson, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Though death is the one subject that touches every life, we’ve grown used to denying its existence, and Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe’ by Steven P. Marrone

We are pleased to offer for review ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe‘ by Steven P. Marrone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book might be particularly suited to a historian.  ‘A History of Science, Magic and Belief is an Read the full article…