Reviewer needed: ‘Brains: The Mind as Matter’ (2012) by Marius Kwint and Richard Wingate (Wellcome Collection).

With a view to broadening the scope of medical humanities and established ideas of what this field entails, we are pleased to offer ‘Brains’ for review. Published by the Wellcome Collection,  this book is mindfully and creatively exhibited and would be suited to students, academics, practitioners as well as artists of Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present’ (2012) by Didier Fassin

 With a view to broadening the scope of medical humanities and established ideas of what this field entails, we are pleased to offer ‘Humanitarian Reason’ by Didier Fassin (UCPress) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from students, academics and professionals, as well as creative thinkers and writers from the wider online community.  Snapped Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The anthropology of alternative medicine’ (2012) by Annamaria Iosif Ross

‘Alternative medicine is not a fashionable new trend but an established cultural strategy, as well as a dynamic feature of mainstream contemporary medicine, in which elements of folk traditions are often blended with Western scientific approaches. The anthropology of alternative medicine is a concise yet wide-ranging exploration of non-biomedical healing. Read more…