Winter/Spring 2018 Table of Contents


Dósis 1.1: sickness and health in the era of Trump

Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-Chief
Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook, Managing Editor
Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Review Editor

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Sickness and Health in the Era of Trump
Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-Chief


Women’s Health in the Age of Trump
Rosemary Talbot Behmer Hansen

Theorizing Madness in Maddening Times
Kellie Herson

Sex Work and Public Health in the Age of Trump
Stephanie Kaylor

The Global Gag Rule: A Policy Without a Cause
Priyanjana Pramanik


The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities by Anne Whitehead, et. al.
Review by Burcu Alkan

The Wrong Way to Save Your Life by Megan Stielstra
Review by Julia Brown

Reproductive Justice: An Introduction by Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger
Review by Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook

Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth-Century America by E. LB. Twarog
Review by Emily J. H. Contois

Ask: Building Consent Culture by Kitty Stryker, ed.
Review by Pam Harvey

Our Lady of Charity in Ireland by Jacinta Prunty
Review by David Kilgannon

True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the 20th Century by Emily Skidmore
Review by Laura Koch

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, eds.
Review by Heather Stewart

Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security by Todd Miller
Review by Molly Todd

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by David A. Ansell
Review by Susan Zinner

Call for Pitches: Summer 2018

Issue 1: 2: Health, Gender, Embodiment [CFP for Summer 2018 closed]


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CFP: 7th International Health Humanities Conference

The 7th International Health Humanities conference: Changing society: community wellbeing and transformation – how health humanities can change the world is about to close the doors to abstracts for this year’s conference in the cruise ship capital of Europe – Southampton, UK. This year’s conference is hosted by The Good Mental Health Cooperative, a community organisation, supported by the University of Nottingham, founded, led and delivered by people with lived experience of mental distress.

Keynote Speakers for the event are

  • Mark McGann and Julie Eagleton, writer/director and producer of ‘Perplexed Music’ starring Paul McGann. Perplexed Music is an original short screenplay by Mark McGann about the cycle of devoted love, loss and rebirth, based on the Petrarchan (Italian) sonnet of the same name by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning. The film explores the temporary madness and isolation experienced by a middle-aged man (played by Mark’s brother actor Paul McGann) as he battles for reason and stability with worlds past and present, in need of closure and the strength to continue on his journey without his life companion.
  • Professor Paul Crawford – Paul is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham and Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, one of the most prominent bodies for mental health research in the UK. He also co-directs Nottingham Health Humanities Research Priority Area supported by the Centre for Advanced Studies.
  • Professor Susan Hogan – Susan is Professor of Arts and Health (formerly Cultural Studies and Art Therapy) and a Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham. She has an international reputation in the field of arts and health. She has longstanding interests in women’s transition to motherhood and experience of psychiatry.

More information about the event can be found here with links to allow booking and abstract submission.

Editorial: Sickness and Health in the Era of Trump

by Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-Chief.

Friends, it has been a long and difficult year for social justice. We have watched the repeated assaults on immigrants, on health coverage, and now on SNAP, food stamps, and other critical benefits—we’ve seen corresponding attacks on the systems and agencies that allow for the study and promotion of health, from the cutting of research grants to the endangerment of the NEH and NEA. And we have likewise witnessed the gutting of environmental protection, meaning that even assets of fresh air and water are under threat. Through all of this, we’ve witnessed the low, bullying of political rhetoric, a sinking from even moderate standards of decency in speech, and a willingness to lie, lie, lie because the lie suits—from those in the seats of power. Our psychological health, our physical health, and our community health is at stake. And let’s face it; we are all very tired. Continue reading “Editorial: Sickness and Health in the Era of Trump”