Susan Notess writes: There’s an American sitcom called Superstore, featuring the staff of a fictional big box store in St Louis, Missouri. One of the main characters, Jonah Simms, is a brilliantly portrayed satirisation
sarah madoka currie reflects on what Kazu Haga’s new book Healing Resistance has to say about healing, about restorative justice, and about the relationship between activism and academia in medical humanities contexts.
Frances Williams reviews Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Post-war France (University of Chicago Press, 2021) by Camille Robcis. The title of Camille Robcis’ book, Disalienation, presents an intriguing paradox: a positive state of
Julie Lang reviews ‘Quality of Life: A Post-Pandemic Philosophy of Medicine’ (Imprint Academic, 2021) by Robin Downie. Medicine, morality and ethics: a cultural context for health education Robin Downie, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the
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
This post, a creative reflection by Lucie Treacher, is the second in a one-week takeover (Nov 30 – Dec 5 2020) of The Polyphony by Threshold Worlds, an interdisciplinary project exploring the nexus between
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 a cultural tendency to
In this post, Adam Hayden reviews Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), edited by Gregg Caruso and Owen Flanagan. “There is little doubt that modern
Emine Gurbuz, PhD student in the Psychology Department, Durham University, reviews the ‘Interoception: Sensation and Embodied Awareness’ workshop at the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University on 8th November 2018. Interoception, defined as “the process
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