Book Review: The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

  The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods (general editors) with Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards (associate editors). Published by Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Reviewed by Josie Billington, University of Liverpool   ‘Critical medical humanities’, say the editors of this volume, marks a ‘second wave’ […]

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Book Review: Re-Thinking Autism

Re-Thinking Autism: Diagnosis, Identity and Equality. Runswick-Cole, Katherine, Mallett, Rebecca, and Sami Timimi (Eds.). London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2016.   Reviewed by Jennifer S. Singh Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia Tech and author of Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science   Is any stable and enduring definition of autism possible? […]

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Book Review: A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain

  Christina Crosby, A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain. NYU Press, 2016. Reviewed by Ayesha Ahmad   There is a paradox in Professor Christina Crosby’s biography A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain–the paralysis that constrained her body so suddenly seems to have freed the language that we all possess and contain but which is generally […]

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