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…

British Academy Well-being Events

The events below take place both at the British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace and at partner venues around the UK. Many are free to attend. What is Well-being? Wednesday 14 January, 6-7.30pm  Venue: The Lowry, Salford What should the term ‘well-being’ encompass, what contributes to it, and why is it important? How does this Read the full article…

Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?

Francis Thirlway reports on the BSA Family Studies Group and Youth Studies Group Seminar “Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?” (28 Nov 2013): Intergenerational relations increasingly seem to be called into question in contemporary society, highlighted as centrally implicated in some of its key ills. For example, the topic of intergenerational justice has Read the full article…