Call for Review: ‘Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India’ by Michele Friedner.

We are delighted to offer Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India by Michelle Friedner, (Rutgers, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be particularly suited to anthropologists or researchers working in disability studies. Although it is commonly believed that deafness and disability limits a person in a variety of 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: ‘Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin’ by James Staples

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin‘ by James Staples  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Drawing on solid ethnographic fieldwork as well as many hours of interviews, Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with Read the full article…

‘In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalising South India’ reviewed by Dr Tom Widger

‘In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalising South India’ by Jocelyn Lim Chua (University of California Press, 2014).  Towards the end of 2014, the New York Times ran an article highlighting India’s growing burden of mental health problems, citing its sky-high suicide rate and almost complete lack of psychiatric infrastructure as Read the full article…