‘Mind over matter?’: a historical excursion into the multitude of meanings of ‘placebo’

By Jessy Shallcross The focus of my dissertation is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).  From a critical neuro-geographical perspective, it examines recent cognitive neuroscience research on MDD. It utilises discourse analysis to explore the experimental methodologies mobilised in this research and asks what kind of depressed subject is presumed, and how this subject is subsequently imagined.Continue reading “‘Mind over matter?’: a historical excursion into the multitude of meanings of ‘placebo’”

A Dog’s Tale: A Reflection on Care, Migration and Writing

In case you’re interested, that story developed in a most dramatic fashion.   The following is a story about an experience. It tells of uncomfortable encounters and disturbing revelations. It tells of care, its abundance, the privilege thereof and its concomitant lack. It tells of human relationships and their modification through an array of prepositionsContinue reading “A Dog’s Tale: A Reflection on Care, Migration and Writing”

Mapping Parasitic Motion: A ‘Zoegraphy’ of Schistosomiasis

By Emily Jane Godwin As my dissertation attends to the prevalence of ‘schistosomiasis’ in Senegal and the multispecies encounters it bestows, this blog post will help outline its methodological approach by unpacking the term ‘zoegraphy’ – a posthumanist take on the notion of biography that negates the custom of a human body or self atContinue reading “Mapping Parasitic Motion: A ‘Zoegraphy’ of Schistosomiasis”