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Conference review ‘Visual Culture in Medical Humanities’, 18th June Durham University

Chrissy Buse reviews the conference ‘Visual Culture in Medical Humanities’ , held on the 18th June in Durham. Read more »

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It’s not fat, it’s bioprene: marathon swimming and heroic fatness

Karen Throsby gives a summarised version of her recent presentation at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA), Oxford University 13 November, 2014. Read more »

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Lessons from the everyday affects of biomedical practice: Reconsidering knowledge, ethics and accountability

Anne Kerr recently took part in the BSA Medical Sociology Special Event on Researching (Bio)medicine with Care: Cosmopolitics, Affects and Ethics.  This is a shortened version of her presentation. Read more »

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Dementia and Dress

Chrissy Buse discusses her previous research on ‘Dementia and Dress’, which explored questions of embodiment, identity, and dignity. Read more »

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New Research in Quantified Self and Self-tracking

At the British Sociological Association Annual Conference which took place 23rd-25th April a panel session was organised by Mark Carrigan and Chris Till for the Quantified Self and Self-tracking research network which brings together academics investigating the use of methods for quantifying everyday activities of all kinds. Read Chris Till & Karen Throsby’s review of the panel here. Read more »

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A Review of the Gender and Disability: Asking Difficult Questions Conference

Alexa Athelstan reviews the Gender and Disability: Asking Difficult Questions conference, which was held on Saturday the 10th of May 2014, Sheffield University. Read more »

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A Systems of Provision Perspective on Obesity Media Rhetorics

Joanne Greenhalgh draws Ben Fine‘s ‘Systems of Provision’ approach to broaden our perspective of the culture of food consumption. Read more »

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Responsible Innovation in the UK and Brazil

Christopher Till reviews the March 2014 Responsible Innovation Workshop, hosted by the University of Campinas in, São Poalo, Brazil. Read more »

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A Great Day, a Vibrant Community. The BSA Yorkshire Medical Sociology Group Meets for the First Time

Read Ana Manzano’s review of the first BSA Yorkshire Medical Sociology Group Meeting which took place on the 24th of February 2014 at the University of Sheffield. Read more »

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“Tis the Season to be Hateful:” Critical Reflections on the New Year’s Anti-Obesity Media Rhetorics

“Every January, alongside the conventional “new year, new you” commercial rhetorics of the body management industry, comes an insistent flow of ‘obesity epidemic’ stories,” writes Dr. Karen Throsby. But are these rhetorics really beneficial for engendering positive well-being? Read Karen’s reflections here. Read more »

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