For the latest installment of “Top of the heap,” Junko Kitanaka, who teaches anthropology at Keio University in Tokyo, told us about a new book she’s been reading and some key older texts she’s returned to recently.
As I’ve been thinking about the psychiatrization of childhood this past year, one book has stood out among those that I’ve …
This week we feature two clusters of books, one on depression, the other on voice-hearing, which are at the top of the reading list for Angela Woods, Lecturer in Medical Humanities at Durham University and Co-Director of the Hearing the Voice project. Woods has also reviewed Anne Cvetkovich’s Depression: A Public Feeling for this site.
Ann Cvetkovich, …
“Top of the heap” is finally back! This round we spoke to Geoffrey Bowker, Professor at the School of Information and Computer Science, at the University of California at Irvine. Here’s a list of the books at the top of his “to read” list:
David Wallace, The Emergent Multiverse: Quantum Theory according to the Everett Interpretation (Oxford University …
For this latest “Top of the heap” we got in touch with Richard Keller, of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he sent us this list of his favorite recent reads:
Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011).
For the latest “Top of the heap” we have lists from A. Jamie Saris of the Department of Anthropology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Elizabeth A. Wilson of Emory University’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
C. Jason Throop, Suffering and Sentiment: Exploring the Vicissitudes of Experience and Pain in Yap (University …
For this latest installment of “Top of the heap” we asked Emily Martin what she’s been reading recently. Here’s the list she sent us:
Ernest Shackleton, South: The Endurance Expedition. (Penguin 2004).
This is the first person account of Shackleton’s expedition into the Antarctic in 1914. It is filled with unbelievable hardships and physical privation that