An interview with Jill Anderson about the Mental Health in Higher Education project
mhhe can be found at www.mhhehub.ning.com and, on twitter, @mhhehub.
The UK-based project Mental Health in Higher Education (mhhe) sets out to increase networking and sharing innovative approaches to learning and teaching about mental health and distress across the disciplines …
As teachers, we are increasingly called upon to promote student-centered learning and to build stronger links between teaching and disciplinary research in order to foster a culture that allows students “to take a research-based approach to their lifelong educational development” (Sproken-Smith & Walker, 2010). Scholars, academic administrators and institutions increasingly promote “inquiry-based learning”, a term referring to pedagogical …
Life in crisis: The ethical journey of doctors without borders
by Peter Redfield
University of California Press, 2013. 338 pages.
“Should we only get involved in beautiful, sexy emergencies or also in hopeless places? Our work is to keep trying amid pessimism” (p. 241). These are the words of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor alluding to what Peter …
Erica James. Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma, and Intervention in Haiti.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 384 pages; $24.95
Review by Hanna Kienzler (McGill University)
“Supported by a rich cultural heritage, the Haitian people retain a capacity for hope, faith, and resilience that remains a tremendous resource for any efforts to rehabilitate the nation and its people” …
The empire of trauma:
An inquiry into the condition of victimhood.
Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman
Translated by Rachel Gomme
Princeton University Press, 2009
304 pages; $24.95, paperback
Reviewed by Hanna Kienzler (McGill University)
“Trauma has become a major signifier of our age” (xi) and we talk about traumatic events such as rape, genocide, torture, slavery, terrorist attacks, and …