‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ reviewed by Sonia Wigh

‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang (Duke University Press, 2016). The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China is a poignant account of the mutable public attitudes towards sexuality in post-Mao China. Through an intense ethnological study, Everett Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Since the 1990s China has seen a dramatic increase in the number of men seeking treatment for impotence. Everett Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates Read more…

Ageing & disability: “Writing in” Gender & Sexuality (Workshop, Lancaster, 25 April 2013)

Lancaster University, Conference Centre Opportunities, challenges & tensions: linking the ageing and disability rights agendas Ageing and disability: ’writing in’ gender and sexuality Thursday 25th April 2013 The importance of gender and sexuality amongst older and disabled people is often overlooked by policy-makers and practitioners.  This seminar will explore points Read more…

Competing Knowledges of the Young Sexual Body (First in a Seminar Series, Anglia Ruskin, 2 November 2012)

ESRC Seminar Series: Competing knowledges of the young sexual body Friday 2 November 2012, 11:00-16:30 Anglia Ruskin University, East Road campus, Cambridge, Mellish Building, Room 206 Programme includes the following presentations: *         Dr Susan Walker will introduce the seminar and outline the complex and often strained relationship between biomedical and sociological Read more…