Habit, Addiction and Thought (CfP, London, 30 June & 1 July 2017)

The London Conference in Critical Thought 2017 is a multiple-stream interdisciplinary conference hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University. It will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently Read the full article…

‘Addicted. Pregnant. Poor’ reviewed by Dr Kwanwook Kim

Addicted. Pregnant. Poor by Kelly Ray Knight (Duke University Press, 2015). This deeply engaging and long standing ethnography conducted from 2007 to 2011 fully discloses the sufferings of women living in daily rent hotels in abandoned industrial spaces in San Francisco, who are categorised as “addicted, pregnant, poor.” Kelly Ray Knight focuses on the pregnancy-related Read the full article…

The Pharmacology of Addiction (Research Seminar, Durham University, 9th June 2016)

This Weekly Research Seminar will commence at 11:30am in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available from 11:00am with the talk commencing at 11:30am. Dr Gerald Moore – The Pharmacology of Addiction Abstract: A photo from a December 2014 issue of The New Scientist shows an adolescent undergoing treatment at an Internet Read the full article…

‘Addiction Trajectories’ reviewed by Kyle W. West

‘Addiction Trajectories’ edited by Eugene Raikhel and William Garriott (Duke University Press, 2013) According to the editors of Addiction Trajectories, ‘Addiction is particularly relevant as an object of anthropological inquiry because it sits at the crossroads of some of the issues that most define the world today’ (p. 1).  The issues to which the editors Read the full article…

The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (Conference, Nottingham, 8-9 September 2014)

The Subject of Addiction: Culture and Clinic The Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham This conference is taking place at the University of Nottingham on the 8th and 9th of September 2014. This interdisciplinary event brings together critical and cultural theorists with clinical practitioners in order to interrogate contemporary addiction discourse, whether in governmental policy, psychiatric Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Addiction Trajectories’ by Eugene Raikhel and William Garriott

Eugene Raikhel and William Garriott’s fascinating new book ‘Addiction Trajectories’ (Duke University Press, 2014) is available for review and expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, especially from those with a background in Anthropology.   ‘Bringing anthropological perspectives to bear on addiction, the contributors to this important collection highlight the contingency of addiction as a Read the full article…

The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (CFP, Conference, Nottingham, 11–12 September 2014)

Call For Papers International Conference: The Subject of Addiction – Culture and Clinic The University of Nottingham, September 11-12 2014  It is almost a commonplace to note the connections between drug-use and creative practices, from Thomas de Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, through Beat generation writers like William Burroughs, and on to filmic and Read the full article…

Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture & Identity (CFP, Conference, Cardiff, 12–13 December 2013)

Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture & Identity Keynote Speakers:   Prof. Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield)  Dr. Mark Jayne (University of Manchester)  Prof. Robert Hollands (Newcastle University) Call for Papers Despite recent advances, academic studies of alcohol still frequently struggle to reconcile the individual, social and cultural pleasures and benefits of drinking and drunkenness Read the full article…

Internet Addiction: What’s Not to Like?

Mary Manjikian writes: Whenever I talk about the politics of internet addiction in an American setting, a funny thing happens.  I put up the usual 9-question quiz which asks the audience to consider their responses to questions like: I sometimes lie to others about the amount of time I spend online. If I cannot get Read the full article…

The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe & Eurasia (CfP, Conference, Chicago, April 26–27 2013)

  From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: the Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia University of Chicago, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) Over the last three decades, the professions and disciplines concerned with the human mind, brain and behavior (“the psy-ences”) have undergone significant changes in Read the full article…