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    A Response to Critiques of ‘To the Bone’: why films on anorexia will never do it “right”

A Response to Critiques of ‘To the Bone’: why films on anorexia will never do it “right”

In this piece, Clotilde Du Mesnil De Maricourt considers a number of critiques of the 2017 Netflix production ‘To The Bone’, drawing on her own experience and the dissertation she’s currently writing on eating disorder recovery narratives.

TW: eating disorders

Following mixed responses to Netflix’s new film To the Bone which came out last summer, I decided to make up my own opinion of it. A year […]

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    ‘Our bodies are never entirely our own’: reflections on biopower and the case of Charlie Gard

‘Our bodies are never entirely our own’: reflections on biopower and the case of Charlie Gard

In this piece, Lucy Smith explores the power of knowledge in relation to the body, drawing on the case of Charlie Gard, the baby whose fate was the subject of a drawn-out court battle in the summer of 2017.

When I began to write this post for Researching Sociology, I couldn’t help but be reminded of LSE “alumnus” President Kennedy. Kennedy springs […]

  • Permalink Panashe Chigumadzi, Founder and Editor of Vanguard Magazine, at the start of the Research Conference Challenging Conventions at the start of the Research Conference Challenging Conventions held in the New Academic Building on the 22nd April 2016 at the third annual LSE Africa Summit on the theme Gallery

    National Self-Injury Awareness Day: social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

National Self-Injury Awareness Day: social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

By Dr Kay Inckle

Kay is now based at the University of Liverpool.

 

Self-injury – or self-harm as it is commonly known – is a coping mechanism whereby someone causes direct pain and/or injury to their own body. It is stereotypically associated with many of the following: ‘mental illness’, adolescent girls, Emos/youth subcultures, ‘personality disorder’, suicide, attention-seeking and sometimes violence or […]

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The Catch-22 of Psychiatry: what’s wrong with calling depression an illness, but the issue with treating it as if it isn’t

By Elena Nicola- @elenatheolive

“You’re too young to be depressed” – a saying I’ve heard far too many times when disclosing my experiences at university to my peers. Depression (or any non-normative health issue), I have come to realise, is not something that can be talked about objectively. It’s an individual experience which has complete relevance to the person who […]

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    Interview: Discussing feminism, embodiment and self-harm with Dr Kay Inckle (1 of 2)

Interview: Discussing feminism, embodiment and self-harm with Dr Kay Inckle (1 of 2)

Source: Author’s own photo
Part I of interview by Ronda Daniel

Kay is currently the lecturer and teacher for the course SO211: The Sociology of Health and Medicine, covering for Carrie Friese. She also lectures on other courses, including SO100 (social theory) SO201 (sociological analysis) SO401 (qualitative research methods).

R: Can you tell me a bit about your path to the LSE? […]

The Era of the ‘Booty’ and the ‘Burqa’

by Dr Poonam Madar, University of Surrey

 

What’s “hot right now” – not to confuse it with Rita Ora’s track – is the ‘hype’ around ‘A Big Booty’, and this concept seems to be endlessly trending on social media. Perhaps we have Vogue to ‘thank’ (or ‘blame’?) for making that initial booty call (no pun intended).

According to Vogue, “We’re Officially in the […]