Matters of the Mind: The Materialities of Mental Ill-Health and Distress (CfP, Edited Volume, 22 May 2016)

Volume edited by Anna Lavis (University of Birmingham) and Karin Eli (University of Oxford) From medications to diagnostic manuals, somatic sensations to brain images, the landscape of mental health and illness is replete with diverse materialities. Against the background of a wider ‘material turn’ across the social sciences and humanities, this edited collection will engage Read the full article…

Anthropology of Mental Health: At the Intersections of Transience, ‘Chronicity’ and Recovery (panel; ASA 2016, Durham, 4-7 July 2016)

Paper proposals are now invited for the panel ‘Anthropology of Mental Health: At the Intersections of Transience, “Chronicity” and Recovery’, which will take place at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) conference, at the University of Durham, 4-7 July 2016. Responding to recent changes in psychiatric diagnoses and treatments and Read the full article…