Wellbeing and the Life Course: Intercultural and Intergenerational Perspectives (Symposium, University of Sussex, 24/25 September 2015)

A symposium to launch the new Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing Conference Centre, Bramber House, University of Sussex Co-hosted with Young Lives at the University of Oxford, this two-day event seeks to foster intercultural perspectives on wellbeing and the life course by bringing together researchers working in a Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line’ by Sharon R. Kaufman

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Ordinary Medicine’ by Sharon R. Kaufman (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Most of us want and expect medicine’s miracles to extend our lives. In today’s aging society, however, the line between life-giving therapies and too much treatment is hard Read more…

‘Maturing Masculinities: Ageing, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Maturing Masculinities: Ageing, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ by Emily A. Wentzell (Duke University Press, 2013).  Maturing Masculinities highlights how erectile dysfunction co-exists with, and is understood to be the result of, a number of chronic conditions of biomedical and social origin including diabetes, hypertension, prostate surgery, sour relationships Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ by Emily A. Wentzell

    Emily A. Wentzell‘s pioneering new book ‘Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ (Duke University Press, 2013) is available for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, but may be particularly appealing to anthropologists, clinicians or researchers with an interest Read more…