Book Review

‘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 Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India’ by Jocelyn Lim Chua

Jocelyn Lim Chua‘s engaging ethnography ‘In Pursuit of the Good Life’ (University of California Press, 2014) is available for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Once celebrated as a model development for its progressive social indicators, the southern Indian state of Kerala has earned the Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India’ by Jocelyn Lim Chua

With a view to broadening the boundaries of the medical humanities, we are offering ‘In Pursuit of the Good by: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India’ by Jocelyn Lim Chua (University of California Press, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

A New Focus for Suicide Prevention: findings from SANE’s Qualitative Suicide Research (Conference, London, 10 Sept 2013)

A New Focus for Suicide Prevention: a one day conference On 10 September 2013 SANE (the mental health charity) is gathering at Toynbee Hall in Central London to share the findings of its five-year programme of qualitative suicide research and to discuss how they can be best used to prevent suicide and suicidal distress. Guest speakers Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

“Fashionable Suicides of the Romantic Era”: Michelle Faubert (Newcastle, 23 May 2013)

As part of a series of workshops for the ‘Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, 1660-1832‘ Leverhulme-funded project at Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, we are pleased to welcome Dr Michelle Faubert, Associate Professor in Romantic Literature, University of Manitoba, Canada and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University to lead a workshop on Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities