Critical Dialogues in the Medical Humanities

Edited by Emma Domìnguez-Ruè

This volume illustrates ongoing discussions in and about the medical humanities with studies on different approaches to the relationship between medical science and practice and the humanities, including reflections based on fiction, art, history, socio-economic and political concerns, architecture and natural landscapes. The book explores the ways in which healthcare and medical practice can be positively influenced by removing the focus from the technical knowledge of the medical practitioner. It offers innovative perspectives on spaces for healing, traces attitudes and beliefs in relation to illnesses and their treatment throughout history (including intimations of the future), and interrogates cultural attitudes to illness, doctoring and patients through the lens of fiction. Based on the premise that more interdisciplinary work between medical and non-medical professionals is needed, the chapters contained in this volume contribute to an ongoing dialogue between medicine and the humanities that continues to enrich both disciplines.

Book Details
  • Hardcover: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (1 August 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1527534634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1527534636

Places of (Non-)Belonging: Post-colonialism, Nomadism, and Alterity

Edited by Alberto Centeno-Pulido

The book provides a breadth of points of view with which to examine the concepts of Belonging, Nomadism, and Alterity. The first part offers varied analyses of literary and audiovisual texts and deals with topics as varied as cultural assimilation, the traumatic experience of exile, the longing for the homeland, and violence, as well as genres such as travel literature, science fiction, poetry or romantic comedy. The second part of the volume deals with a wide range of socio-cultural phenomena, from borders as spaces of suppression of individuality to ancient native American social institutions put in practice in a European urban context or a philosophical reflection of the feelings of displacement experienced by victims/survivors of a natural disaster, among others.

Book Details
  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Interdisciplinary Discourses (15 October 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-9164586-0-4
  • Price: £41.99

Crossing Borders in Gender and Culture

Edited by Konrad Gunesch, Olena Lytovka and Aleksandra Tryniecka

While gender issues are almost always multidimensional and complex, this book discusses them from a cultural angle and with a focus on crossing borders, to represent their concepts meaningfully and to illuminate their realities as sharply as possible. Its five parts detail specific aspects and issues within that focus, namely communication, literary representation, equality and violence, work and politics, and cross-cultural connections. This combination of a wide topical range with specific discussions of gender issues makes the volume’s insights worthwhile for a wide range of readers, from individuals and groups engaging with current gender challenges, to institutional and political decision-makers entrusted with improving gender relations on national or international levels, up to social, economic or educational institutions empowered to implement such solutions in everyday reality. Its “unity in diversity” contributes to gender and cultural studies by offering considerations and conclusions that are specific and generalizable, theoretically robust and empirically tested, professionally rational and poetically ravishing.
Book Details
  • Hardback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (1 October 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-5275-1355-6

Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice

Edited by Andrzej Kapusta, Michal Lytovka

This volume explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine, and promotes a multifaceted approach towards health, illness, healthcare and body. The articles gathered here focus on various issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policies, and the experiences of being ill and of caring for those who are ill. The questions and theories discussed by the authors, concerning methodological, ethical and philosophical aspects of medical knowledge, will serve to open up new vistas of study for the reader.
Book Details
  • Hardback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (1 June 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-4438-8618-5