Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia’ by Megha Amrith.

We are delighted to offer Caring for Strangers by Megha Amrith (Nias Press, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Caring for Strangers explores the personal narratives, experiences and aspirations of Filipino medical workers living and working in Singapore and beyond. Today, the Philippines has become one of the Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘The Diagnostic System: Why the Classification of Psychiatric Disorder is Necessary, Difficult, and Never Settled’ by Jason Schnittker.

We are delighted to offer The Diagnostic System: Why the Classification of Psychiatric Disorders is Necessary, Difficult, and Never Settled  by Jason Schnittker (Columbia University Press, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Mental illness is many things at once: It is a natural phenomenon that is also shaped by Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: A Critical intervention in Medical Humanities’ by Anne Whitehead.

We are delighted to offer Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction by Anne Whitehead (Edinburgh University Press, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This book marks a critical intervention in the medical humanities that takes issue with its understanding of empathy as something that one has. Drawing Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Marginalised Voices’ by Nicole Matthews and Naomi Sunderland.

We are delighted to offer Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy by Nicole Matthews and Naomi Sunderland (Routledge, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India’ by Michele Friedner.

We are delighted to offer Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India by Michelle Friedner, (Rutgers, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be particularly suited to anthropologists or researchers working in disability studies. Although it is commonly believed that deafness and disability limits a Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ by Martina Zimmerman.

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ (Zimmerman, 2017) for review, which explores the thoughts and experiences of people living with dementia. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Palgrave. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This is the Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain’ by Dori-Michelle Beeler.

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain (Beeler, 2016) for review, which explores constructions of well-being among Reiki practitioners in the UK. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Cambridge Scholars Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries’ by Clare Herrick and David Reubi.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries (Herrick and Reubi, 2017). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Routledge.  To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do Read more…

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Call for Review: ‘One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health’ by Susanna Trnka.

We are delighted to offer One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health (Trnka, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Stanford University Press.  Radical changes in our understanding of health and healthcare are reshaping Read more…

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