Embodiment and Critical Medical Humanities
Medical Humanities – Open Forum
Herausgegeben von Vincent Barras, Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio, Martina King u.a.
Volume Sophie Witt, Céline Kaiser, Christina Schües u.a. (Hg.)

Embodiment and Critical Medical Humanities

Multiple Practices and Shifting Concepts

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How can we consider “the body” and “bodies” in all their individuality? How can the value of individual experiences, of affects and sensual structures, of embodiment in medical contexts be taken into account? How can the hidden strategies of normalization be addressed with the aim of achieving a more just perspective? These are some of the central questions and concerns of this book. It questions medical humanities as a truly interdisciplinary field in which the traditional oppositions of biomedicine’s explainable physical body and the humanities’ hermeneutic dimensions might be critically challenged: In a series of in-depth conversations with the editors of this volume, Angela Woods, Erin Manning, Monica Greco, Ana Gómez-Carrillo, and Siri Hustvedt discuss their completed, ongoing, and future interdisciplinary projects; their still-unwritten books-to-come; their non-academic research designs and experimental research spaces; and their embodied thinking and teaching practices.

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Reihe Medical Humanities – Open Forum
Seitenanzahl 139 arabisch
Bindung E-Book
ISBN 978-3-7965-5125-3
Erscheinungsdatum 10.06.2024


Cornelius Borck is Director of the Institute for History of Medicine and Science Studies (IMGWF), University of Lubeck.

Ana Gómez-Carrillo is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal.

Monica Greco is Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Siri Hustvedt is author of numerous books both fiction and non-fiction and lecturer in psychiatry at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York.

Céline Kaiser is Professor for Media cultural studies and Scenic research, University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Ottersberg and co-director of IMHAR Institute for Medical & Health Humanities and Artistic Research.

Erin Manning is Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is also the founder of the laboratory SenseLab.

Christina Schües is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for History of Medicine and Science Studies (IMGWF), University of Lubeck.

Sophie Witt is Assistant Professor at the German Department of the University of Zurich and Visiting Scholar at the IMGWF. Since 2023, she is Professor at the Institute for Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Hamburg.

Angela Woods is Professor of Medical Humanities in the Department of English Studies, Director of Durham's Institute for Medical Humanities and the Director of the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities, Durham University.