‘Living and Dying in the Contemporary World: A Compendium’ reviewed by Dr Erica Borgstrom

Living and Dying in the Contemporary World: A Compendium, edited by Veena Das and Clara Han (University of California Press, 2016). Living and Dying in the Contemporary World provides rich insights into and theoretical contributions about how people struggle and the everyday ways in which they make sense of, do, and even invert suffering in Read the full article…

‘What the Body Commands: The Imperative Theory of Pain’ reviewed by Emily Underwood-Lee

What the Body Commands: The Imperative Theory of Pain by Colin Klein (MIT, 2015) In this book Colin Klein presents us with a rigorously constructed, well written and witty argument where he proposes that imperativism is a cogent framework for refiguring pain. He sets out his stall as an imperativist and gives a chronicle of Read the full article…

‘When the sick rule the world’ reviewed by Dr Rebecca Oxley

‘When the sick rule the world’ by Dodi Bellamy (Semiotext(e), 2015) Blurring the edges of poetry, fiction and memoir, Dodi Bellamy’s text, When the sick rule the world, is wild. By this I do not mean unrestrained, or untamed (Bellamy’s prose is superbly and strategically free) rather, it is biting, fierce, and deep. While, as Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘When the Sick Rule the World’ by Dodie Bellamy

We are pleased to offer ‘When the Sick Rule the World‘ (The MIT Press, 2015)  for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. A moving meld of essay, memoir, and story, When the Sick Rule the World collects Dodie Bellamy’s new and recent lyric prose. Taking on topics as eclectic as vomit, Kathy Acker’s Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Body of Art’ conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors

We are pleased to offer Phaidon‘s (2015) beautiful edited collection entitled ‘Body of Art‘. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Body of Art’ is the first book to focus exclusively on the body in art, providing not only a complete history of how the human form has been represented in visual culture over time, Read the full article…

Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt – reviewed by Emily Goldsher-Diamond

‘Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt’ by Sherine Hamdy (University of California Press, 2012).    Transplanting the Political Organ: “Our Bodies Belong to God” Reviewed   In Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt, anthropologist Sherine Read the full article…