What does the figure of the mother evoke in us? How does an engagement with this figure expose the persistence of colonial logics and global inequalities? Yianna Liatsos reviews Mothers by Jacqueline Rose. In
Tobias Dietrich reviews W.J.T. Mitchell’s Mental Traveler (University of Chicago Press, 2020). “Amateurs and lovers are those who look on beauty and liken themselves to it, thus say they ‘like it’: but professionals,
Who counts as a human? Emma Salt-Raper reviews Dan Goodley’s new book, Disability and Other Human Questions. In these times of polarised politics, economic instability and the escalating COVID-19 crisis, disability practices and politics
James Rakoczi reviews Matthew Wolf-Meyer’s Unraveling: Remaking Personhood in a Neurodiverse Age (Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press, 2020). Unraveling is about facilitated communication, regimes of personhood, and just how far our nervous systems
Ana Minozzo reviews the first edition of an international online conference that explored socially engaged psychoanalytic practices from across the world. The event was hosted by the Freud Museum in London during the weekend
What happens to the ‘patient’s voice’ when it participates in the creation of biocapital via digital health platforms? What is the significance of Olivia Banner’s concept of ‘communicative biocapitalism’ in the era of the Covid-19
Fraser Riddell reviews Peter Fifield’s Modernism and Physical Illness: Sick Books (Oxford: 2020). Modernism and Physical Illness explores how modernist texts present the experience of illness as something which strikingly transforms the everyday, ‘bracketing the habitual,
Adam Hayden reviews Dien Ho’s A Philosopher Goes to the Doctor: A Critical Look at Philosophical Assumptions in Medicine (Routledge: 2019). Dien Ho is a philosopher who goes to the doctor, in his book with
How should thinkers across the disciplines conceptualise emotional life? What role do theories and histories of affect play in how we conceptualise cultural analysis, or in how we think about aesthetics? Birgit Breidenbach reviews Ruth
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