Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction – reviewed by Mary-Anne Decatur

‘Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction’ by Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Arthur Kleinman, and Matthew Basilico (University of California Press, 2013). Global health as a focus of study has rapidly gained popularity across university campuses over the past five years, but it is a nascent discipline and ‘Reimagining Global Health’ aims to fill a gap Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West’ by Agata Pyzik

Agata Pyzik‘s timely and controversial book ‘Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West’ (Zero Books, 2014) is available for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ’24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is as divided as ever. The passengers of the low-budget airlines go east for Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Severed Head: Capital Visions’ by Julia Kristeva

This compelling book (Columbia University Press, 2012) by esteemed academic Julia Kristeva is available for review and expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but would be most suited to a candidate with intrigue for, or experience with, Kristeva’s work. ‘Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Time’ by Elaine P. Miller

Elaine P. Miller’s fascinating book ‘Head Cases: Julia Kristeva’ on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Time’ (Columbia University Press, 2014) is available for review and expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, especially from candidates who are familiar with Kristeva’s work. ‘While philosophy and psychoanalysis privilege language and conceptual distinctions and mistrust the image, Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Brain and the Meaning of Life’ by Paul Thagard

We are pleased to offer Paul Thagard’s exciting book ‘The Brain and the Meaning of Life’ (Princeton University Press, 2012) for review. Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, but this book may be particularly well suited to those with an interest in philosophy. ‘Why is life worth living? What Read the full article…

Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection – reviewed by Grace Lucas

‘Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection: Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss, and Beauty in Popular Culture’ by Deborah Harris-Moore (Ashgate, 2014). Deborah Harris-Moore’s Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection is a book about bodies: what defines the parameters of normality for those bodies, who determines what makes a body beautiful or healthy, and how Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo

A reviewer is needed for a unique and beautifully crafted book entitled ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo (Duke University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, but this book will be especially well suited to those with an interest in poetry and literature. ‘In his sixth collection of poetry, the Read the full article…

Brains: The Mind as Matter – reviewed by Sophie Fitzsimmons

‘Brains: The Mind as Matter’ by Marius Kwint and Richard Wingate (Profile Books Ltd, 2012). Brains: The Mind as Matter was produced to accompany the Wellcome Collection’s 2012 exhibition curated by Marius Kwint and Lucy Shanahan. It explores the human fascination with this organ which has existed throughout history and gripped a cross-section of society Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Southern Medicine for Southern People’ (Monnais, Thompson and Wahlberg 2012)

We are pleased to offer ‘Southern Medicine for Southern People: Vietnamese Medicine in the Making’ by Laurence Monnais, C. Michelle Thompson, and Ayo Wahlberg (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012). Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, particularly those with an interest in East Asian Studies. ‘What is a national medicine? What does Read the full article…

Childhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914 – reviewed by Sophie Newman

‘Childhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914′ by Nigel Goose and Katrina Honeyman (Ashgate, 2013). This edited volume was developed by Nigel Goose and Katrina Honeyman as a means of questioning the more antiquated views of the industrial child labourers as helpless victims, and ‘to see children as participants – even Read the full article…