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Top of the heap: Martyn Pickersgill

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This week Martyn Pickersgill of the University of Edinburgh speaks to “Top of the heap” about some recent books on humanitarianism, pharmaceuticals, dementia and expertise.

Martyn Pickersgill

Amongst other bits and pieces, I currently have two large projects on the go: one, on access to therapy in mental health, and the other, on neuroscience and family life. With regards to …

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Top of the heap: Paul Rabinow and Joshua Craze

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In this installment of “Top of the heap”, Berkeley anthropology professor Paul Rabinow and his student Joshua Craze share titles that span music, humanitarianism, witnessing, and photography.

Paul Rabinow

Peter Brown: Through the Eye of the Needle (Princeton, 2012) 

An extraordinarily important book, Through the Eye of the Needle, is a kind of summa of historian Peter Brown’s life …

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Top of the heap: Angela Garcia

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For the first “Top of the Heap” of the new year, we spoke to Angela Garcia, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University.  Here is her list:

Angela Garcia

Georges Bataille, Literature and Evil (M Boyars, 1973 [1957]).

My daughters are suddenly passionate about vampires. They read books and watch movies about vampires. They delight at the

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Top of the heap: Junko Kitanaka

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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.

Junko Kitanaka

As I’ve been thinking about the psychiatrization of childhood this past year, one book has stood out among those that I’ve …

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Top of the heap: Angela Woods

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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.

 

Angela Woods

Ann Cvetkovich,

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Top of the heap: Geoffrey Bowker

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“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:

Geoffrey Bowker

David Wallace, The Emergent Multiverse: Quantum Theory according to the Everett Interpretation (Oxford University …