How do we foster empathy in our children? (Particularly empathy for people living in poverty – both in countries far away and neighborhoods closer to home?) We ask this question as parents and professors who are dedicated to global health research and education. As college professors, we are deeply invested in cultivating well-rounded global citizens who not only think about …
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Top of the Heap: Alexander I. Stingl
For this installment of the Top of the Heap series, I spoke with Alexander I. Stingl, who is a sociologist and a research consultant for Medical Humanities and Social Sciences with the Institute for General Medicine (IAM) of the University Clinic of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
Alexander I. Stingl
On dancing with the smarts: Cleanse and repeat!
My current …
Entangled in the collaborative turn: observations from the field
If there really has been a ‘collaborative turn’ between the social and biological sciences, then the stakes of that turn are still very much to be negotiated. ‘Collaboration,’ of course, is not a practice or a structure simply to be aimed for: like all ethical and methodological commitments, collaboration is made in the turning – and thus the actual forms …
Catherine Malabou’s The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage
The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage
Fordham University Press, 2012. Translated by Steven Miller. 249 pages, US$32.00, paperback
I. Unrecognizable Subjects and the Irruption of Trauma
“You know who my mother was?” a voice asks from off-screen. The elderly woman shakes her head.
“You…You are my mother,” the interviewer replies.
“How can I really be
Illness and subjectivity: a syllabus
When I was in graduate school during the early 2000s, there was a lot of discussion taking place about “subjectivity.” I found much of this conversation deeply confusing, in part because so little was being done pedagogically to sort out the work being carried out under this term from research under a number of cognate rubrics such as “self” and …
Ann Cvetkovich’s Depression: A Public Feeling
Duke University Press, 2012. 296 pages, US$23.95
Faith Wilding’s 1972 installation Crocheted Environment (Womb Room). The “twisted” “maternal melodrama” of New York cabaret performers Kiki and Herb. A memoir exploring academic anguish, the comfort of familiar bed linen, exhaustion and the sustenance of swimming. Saidiya Hartman’s Lose your Mother: A Journey …