Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care
by David S. Jones
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 336 pages.
My first encounter with David S. Jones’ Broken Hearts was in April of 2016. I had packed it in my carry-on luggage as on-plane entertainment while traveling to Minneapolis, MN for the eighty-ninth annual meeting of the American Association …
For this installment of Top of the Heap, I was delighted to work with Assistant Professor Adia Benton from Northwestern University.
I think it’s probably common for people to talk about how large their book heap is. Mine is no different. I’m at the end of my sabbatical and the beginning of my maternity leave. The former should have left …
Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health
University of Chicago Press, 2014, 232 pages
In her thoroughly engaging new book, Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health, Joanna Kempner argues that, despite a new clinical paradigm through which migraine has been transformed from a psychogenic to a neurobiological disorder, the condition …
Ludwik Fleck’s theory of thought styles and thought collectives – translations and receptions
March 10th – 11th 2016
Organizing committee: Paweł Jarnicki (Project Science Foundation and Ludwik Fleck Centre at Collegium Helveticum); Martina Schlünder (Ludwik Fleck Circle and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science); Ohad Parnes (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science);
The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siècle Europe
by Robert M. Brain
University of Washington Press, 2016, 384 pages
Given the growing divide between STEM and the arts (despite the somewhat anemic push to embrace the STEAM – STEM plus art – acronym/approach), Robert Brain’s ambitious new book, The Pulse of Modernism, reminds us that the line …
For this installment of the Top of the Heap series, I spoke with Elizabeth Lewis, who is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a disability writer, blogger, and advocate.
For several months now, I’ve been thinking about the relationship between ethnography, narrative nonfiction, and fiction, and the possibilities for …