Book Review

‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil' reviewed by Ángela Lavilla Cañedo

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press,2016).Emilia Sanabria's Plastic Bodies is a captivating book and a much needed study on perceptions on menstruation and associated biomedical practices.In particular,it provides a different approach from the traditional Anglo or Anglo-AmericanRead more…

Book Review

‘Rethinking the Monstrous: Transgression,Vulnerability,and Difference in British Fiction since 1967' reviewed by Dr Bonnie Millar

‘Rethinking the Monstrous: Transgression,Vulnerability,and Difference in British Fiction since 1967' by Jim Byatt (Lexington Books,2015).Significantly,this book probes the medicalisation of different bodies,with its concomitant management of impairments and medical conditions.The book explores the treatment of the non-normative.The interactions of carers and healthcareRead more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche' by Josh Berson

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche' by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury,2015).Expressions of interest are welcome from across the 徳赢电子竞技medical humanities.Data.Suddenly it is everywhere,and more and more of it is vwin刀塔about us.The computing revolution has transformed our understandingRead more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche' by Josh Berson

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche' by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury,2015).Expressions of interest are welcome from across the 徳赢电子竞技medical humanities.Data.Suddenly it is everywhere,and more and more of it is vwin刀塔about us.The computing revolution has transformedRead more…

Conferences and Symposiums

‘The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies' (Symposium,University of Warwick,21 March 2016)

This symposium brings together curators,art and medical historians,and 徳赢电子竞技medical humanities scholars to examine the ethics and challenges of displaying difficult,sensitive and vulnerable material,especially the bodies of patients.In doing so it seeks to create an open and earnest discussion vwin刀塔about ‘appropriate' exhibition practices,curatorial choices,andRead more…

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