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…

Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through artefacts and architecture (CfA, 24th Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph)

Call for abstracts: Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through artefacts and architecture Editors: Christina Buse, Daryl Martin, Sarah Nettleton (University of York) Proposals are invited for the 24th Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph, which explores the role of material culture within health and social care encounters, including everyday objects, dress, interiors and Read the full article…