Shame, Stigma and “Unexplained” Symptoms

Katharine Cheston discusses the isolation, disbelief and stigma experienced by people with poorly understood medical conditions Autobiographical accounts of illness tend to follow a similar script. Typically, they open with

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‘Anthropology of Tobacco’: Book Review

Emily Sinclair reviews Andrew Russell’s Anthropology of Tobacco: Ethnographic adventures in non-human worlds (Routledge: 2019). In his Anthropology of Tobacco Andrew Russell takes a refreshing look at the history of this

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Wendy Lowe reviews ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame: Methods, Theory, Norms, Cultures and Politics’

Wendy Lowe takes a look at a new edited collection on shame, and explores its relevance to the medical humanities. In some ways, because Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame deals with

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What’s it like to have ADHD?

David Ellis reflects on ADHD and the language - and judgements - around it. ‘But you said for me to write a couple of lines’, I protest as the teacher

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