‘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’”

Exploring the Biopolitics of ‘One Health’ and Antimicrobial Resistance

By Alistair Anderson This post outlines my dissertation project exploring how the One Health initiative and the problem of antimicrobial resistance can be explored in biopolitical terms. The post outlines the empirical example of One Health and the methods of investigation, and situates the project within more-than-human geography and biopolitics.