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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 […]

Budget 2016: the sociology of sugar

by Alex Pickerden, University of Lincoln

As I write this blog post I am in the middle of finishing a bottle of fizzy drink. I know for many people that the consumption of fizzy drinks (Dr Pepper, Coca-Cola and Sprite etc.) have become part of a daily routine. The same however, can be said for eating chocolate bars, enjoying a […]

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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? […]