Year’s Work in Critical & Cultural Theory

The Year’s Work in Critical & Cultural Theory is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the English Association. Its self-description is comprehensive:

The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory is a companion volume to The Year’s Work in English Studies. It provides a narrative bibliography of published work, recording significant debates and issues of interest across a broad range of research in the humanities and social sciences. As the fields of critical and cultural studies shift, so the range and scope of the journal alters, and current volumes include chapters on Digital Media, Science and Medicine, and Popular Culture. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory functions as a bibliographical tool of practical use to scholars and students alike, as well as a lively collaboration with contemporary debates.

I contributed the “Science and Medicine” chapter from 2013–2015. For the 2015 volume, I reviewed the following works first published in 2013–2014:

  • Anderson, Warwick, Mackay Ian R.  Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity. JHUP; 2014. p. xii + 250. $25.95 ISBN 9 7814 2141 5338. Google Scholar
  • Benjamin, Ruha. People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier. StanfordUP; 2013. p. 272. $85 ISBN 9 7808 0478 2968. Google Scholar
  • Callison, Candis. How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts. DukeUP; 2014. p. xi + 316. $24.95 ISBN 9 7808 2235 7872. Google Scholar
  • Collins, Harry. Gravity’s Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century. UChicP; 2013. p. x + 377. $30 ISBN 9 7802 2605 2298. Google Scholar
  • Cooper, Melinda, Waldby Catherine. Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy. DukeUP; 2014. p. 296. $89.95 ISBN 9 7808 2235 6080. Google Scholar
  • Cooper, John E., Sartorius Norman. A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders. OUP; 2013. p. 160. £19.99 ISBN 9 7801 9966 9493. Google Scholar
  • Curd Martin, Psillos Stathis. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science. Routledge; 2014. p. xxi + 699. £68.95 ISBN 9 7804 1551 8758. Google Scholar
  • Erickson, Paul, Klein Judy L., Daston Lorraine, Lemov Rebecca, Sturm Thomas, Gordin Michael D. How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality. UChicP; 2013. p. 272. $35 ISBN 9 7802 2604 6631. Google Scholar
  • Frappier, Mélanie, Meynell Letitia, Robert Brown James, editors. Thought Experiments in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts. Routledge; 2013. p. xiv + 268. £85 ISBN 9 7804 1588 5447. Google Scholar
  • Fuller, Steve. Preparing for Life in Humanity 2.0. Palgrave; 2013. p. 117. £30 ISBN 9 7811 3727 7060. Google Scholar
  • Fuller, Steve, Lipinska Veronika. The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism. Palgrave; 2014. p. 153. £70 ISBN 9 7811 3730 2977. Google Scholar
  • Fuller, Steve, Stenmark Mikael, Zackariasson Ulf, editors. The Customization of Science: The Impact of Religious and Political Worldviews on Contemporary Science. Pearson; 2014. p. xii + 209. £58 ISBN 9 7811 3737 9603. Google Scholar
  • Horwitz, Allan V. Anxiety: A Short History. JHUP; 2013. p. xvi + 190. $24.95 ISBN 9 7814 2141 0807. Google Scholar
  • Jackson, Mark. The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability. OUP; 2013. p. xiii + 311. £36.99 ISBN 9 7801 9958 8626. Google Scholar
  • Jackson, Mark. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine. OUP; 2012. p. xviii + 672. £105 ISBN 9 7801 9954 6497. Google Scholar
  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed; 2013. p. x + 391. $18 ISBN 9 7815 7131 3560. Google Scholar
  • Madsen, Ole Jacob. The Therapeutic Turn: How Psychology Altered Western Culture. Routledge; 2014. p. 204. $155 ISBN 9 7811 3801 8686. Google Scholar
  • Mohr, James C. Licensed to Practice: The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession. JHUP; 2013. p. viii + 212. $49.95 ISBN 9 7814 2141 1415. Google Scholar
  • Montgomery, Kathryn. How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine. OUP; 2013. p. 247. £14.99 ISBN 9 7801 9994 2053. Google Scholar
  • Rabinow, Paul, Stavrianakis Anthony. Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry. UChicP; 2013. p. 144. $67.5 ISBN 9 7802 2603 6885. Google Scholar
  • Shorter, Edward. How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown. OUP; 2013. p. 272. £19.99 ISBN 9 7801 9994 8086. Google Scholar
  • Slotten Hugh R., editor. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, & Technology. OUP; 2014. p. xxix + 1395. £255 ISBN 9 7801 9976 6666. Google Scholar
  • Soler, Léna, Zwart Sjoerd, Lynch Michael, Israel-Jost Vincent, editors. Science After the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science. Routledge; 2014. p. 346. £85 ISBN 9 7804 1572 2957. Google Scholar
  • Vickers Peter. Understanding Inconsistent Science. OUP; 2013. p. 188. £40 ISBN 9 7801 9969 2026. Google Scholar

For the 2014 edition I reviewed the following works first published in 2012:

  • Berridge, Virginia, & Loughlin Kelly, editors. Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media: Producing Health in the Twentieth Century. Routledge; 2012. p. 299. £28 ISBN 9 7804 1565 0052. Google Scholar
  • Bijker Wiebe E, Hughes Thomas P, and Pinch Trevor, editors. The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology. MITP; 2012. p. 472. $30 ISBN 9 7802 6251 7607. Google Scholar
  • Bloor David. The Enigma of the Aerofoil: Rival Theories in Aerodynamics, 1909–1930. UChicP; 2011. p. 608. ISBN 9 7802 2606 0958. Google Scholar
  • Collins Harry, Pinch Trevor. The Golem: What You Should Know About Science. CUP; 2012. p. 204. £11.99 ISBN 9 7811 0760 4650. Google Scholar
  • Cunningham Andrew. The Identity of the History of Science and Medicine. Ashgate; 2012. p. 284. £85 ISBN 9 7814 0944 0246. Google Scholar
  • Dumit Joseph. Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define our Health. DukeUP; 2012. p. xii + 262. $84.95 ISBN 9 7808 2234 8719. Google Scholar
  • Fuqua Joy V. Prescription TV: Therapeutic Discourse in the Hospital and at Home. DukeUP; 2012. p. xii + 201. $84.95 ISBN 9 7808 2235 1153. Google Scholar
  • Johnston Sean F. The Neutron’s Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity. OUP; 2012. p. 328. £36.50 ISBN 9 7801 9969 2118. Google Scholar
  • Kennaway James. Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease. Ashgate; 2012. p. 226. £55 ISBN 9 7814 0942 6424. Google Scholar
  • Kuhn Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 50th Anniversary Edition. UChicP; 2012. p. 264. $45 ISBN 9 7802 2645 8113. Google Scholar
  • Mialet Hélène. Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject. UChicP; 2012. p. 272. $90 ISBN 9 7802 2652 2265. Google Scholar
  • Morgan Mary S. The World in the Model: How Economists Work and Think. CUP; 2012. p. xvii + 421. £78 ISBN 9 7811 0700 2975. Google Scholar
  • Neill Deborah J. Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930. StanfordUP; 2012. p. 292. $65 ISBN 9 7808 0477 8138. Google Scholar
  • Scambler Graham, editor. Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology. Routledge; 2012. p. 202. £95 ISBN 9 7804 1559 7821. Google Scholar
  • Timmerman Carsten, Toon Elizabeth, editors. Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave; 2012. p. 272. £60 ISBN 9 7811 3727 2072. Google Scholar
  • Tresch John. The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon. UChicP; 2012. p. 472. $45 ISBN 9 7802 2681 2205. Google Scholar
  • Wolfe Cary. Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals. UChicP; 2012. p. 152. $54 ISBN 9 7802 2692 2409. Google Scholar

I also co-authored the chapter in 2013, for which I reviewed the following works first published in 2011:

  • Aït-Touati Frédérique. Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century. UChicP; 2011. pp. 272 pb $45 ISBN 9 7802 2601 1226. Search Google Scholar
  • Feyerabend Paul. The Tyranny of Science. Polity; 2011. pp. 180 hb £45 ISBN 9 7807 4565 1897. Search Google Scholar
  • Harding Sandra. The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader. DukeUP; 2011. pp. xiii 476 hb $99.95 ISBN 9 7808 2234 9365. Search Google Scholar
  • Levine George. Darwin the Writer. OUP; 2011. pp. 272 hb £21 ISBN 9 7801 9960 8430. Search Google Scholar
  • Sleigh Charlotte. Literature and Science. Palgrave Macmillan; 2011. pp. 224 pb £16.99 ISBN 9 7802 3021 8178. Search Google Scholar
  • Waddington Keir. An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine: Europe Since 1500. Palgrave Macmillan; 2011. pp. 408 pb £18.99 ISBN 9 7814 0394 6935. Search Google Scholar
  • Wray K Brad. Kuhn’s Evolutionary Social Epistemology. CUP; 2011. pp. 244 hb £58 ISBN 9 7811 0701 2233. Search Google Scholar
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