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Shame and Self-harm: Association and Avoidance

7 January 2021

In Imogen Tyler’s recent monograph, Stigma: The Machine of Inequality, she opens the introduction with a vignette describing her conversation with Stephanie, a woman who talked about her experience of joblessness, poverty, and housing and unemployment benefits. The vignette is…


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Shame and Medicine PhD position – Art History & Visual Culture – Applications Open

15 January 2021

  Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Art History and Visual Culture as part of the Wellcome-Trust funded Shame and Medicine Project. This fully funded studentship, beginning in July 2021, will be based at the University of Exeter…

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Call For Papers – ‘Shame and Medicine’ Literature and Medicine Theme Issue

5 November 2020

  CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THEME ISSUE OF LITERATURE AND MEDICINE SHAME AND MEDICINE Fall 2024 Issue Editors: Arthur Rose and Luna Dolezal This issue of Literature and Medicine will explore experiences of shame in literary and medical contexts. Characterized…

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Public Humiliation and PTSD in World War I Veterans

4 November 2020

Disabled Ex-Soldiers, the Police and the Exeter Magistrates The difficulties that First World War ex-servicemen, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), experienced in civilian life have been researched and discussed specifically in the context of their medical treatment. Less…

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Shame and Cynicism in Medical Novels

16 October 2020

Alongside the official textbooks of the medical curriculum, there appears a second canon, a hidden curriculum. Consisting of essays, films, folktales, jokes, novels, plays, poems and television shows, this repository is a refuge, a place where doctors and other healthcare…

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Shame, Stigma and COVID-19

22 September 2020

Shame and stigma have been prominent features of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stigma, in particular, has been identified as an urgent issue related to COVID-19 by health organizations worldwide, including Public Health England, the CDC and the WHO. Stigma negatively impacts…

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