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Call for Book Reviews: Sociology of Health and Illness

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The journal Sociology of Health and Illness (SHI) is seeking reviews of 12 new books dealing with various topics relevant to medical sociology. Book reviews should be approximately 800 words and are expected to be submitted within 8–10 weeks of reviewers receiving the book. We have the following books available for review:

  1. Global Perspectives on Stem Cell Technologies (2018) by Aditya Bharadwaj (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan
  2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Knowledge Production and Social Transformation (2018) by Caragh Brosnan, Pia Vuolanto and Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan
  3. Legalising Mitochondrial Donation: Enacting Ethical Futures in UK Biomedical Politics (2018) by Rebecca Dimond and Neil Stephens, Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. Cross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from India, Germany and Israel (2018) Sayani Mitra, Silke Schicktanz and Tulsi Patel (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan.
  5. Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements (2018), by Emma Garnett, Joanna Reynolds and Sarah Milton (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan
  6. Alcohol and Moral Regulation: Public Attitudes, Spirited measures and Victorian Hangovers (2018) by Henry Yeomans, Polity Press.
  7. Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics, and Society (2017) by Anne Blanchard and Roger Strand (eds.), Megaloceros Press
  8. The Psychologization of Society: On the Unfolding of the Therapeutic in Norway (2018) by Ole Jacob Madsen, Routledge.
  9. Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice (2018) by Sally Dowling, David Pontin and Kate Boyer (eds.), Policy Press.
  10. Others’ Milk: The Potential of Exceptional Breastfeeding (2018) by Kristin Wilson, Rutgers University Press
  11. Depressive Love: A Social Pathology (2018) by Emma Engdahl, Routledge.
  12. Sociology, Health and the Fractured Society: A Critical Realist Account (2018) by Graham Scambler, Routledge.

If you would like to review one of these books for SHI, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. It would also help us greatly if you were to provide a sentence or two on your current academic status, so we can ensure that we offer opportunities to people across the career range and from a variety of disciplines associated with medical sociology.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you. 

Gillian Love (g.love@sussex.ac.uk) and Shadreck Mwale (s.mwale@bsms.ac.uk) – Book Review Editors, Sociology of Health and Illness

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