Book Review

“Hearing and the hospital: sound, listening, knowledge and experience” reviewed by Nicole Matthews

Hearing and the hospital: sound, listening, knowledge and experience by Tom Rice (Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2013). Tom Rice’s book offers an anthropology of the soundscapes of the hospital and medical practices of listening, particularly those of the cardiothoractic ward.  At its centre is a year’s fieldwork undertaken at St. Thomas’ Read more…

Film Review

Review – Desert Runners (2013)

Some materialists are fond of pointing out that we are things among countless other human and non-human things. Composed of all that cellular stuff, we are never quite ourselves, never exactly contemporary with every aspect of what we might call our ‘self’. Some think this cheerless while others might find Read more…

Book Review

H-Madness Book Review – Robert Whitaker, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America (Crown 2010) (via h-madness)

A terrific review from the H-Madness, the History of Psychiatry Blog, to be read in conjunction with Marcia Angell’s recent extended review essay, The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?, in the New York Review of Books, and Ethan Watter’s 2010 New York Times piece on The Americanization of Mental Illness. Read more…

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