Ep #94 : Social clinics of solidarity: Dr Letizia Bonanno on the Practices & Modes of Care in Athens

The Familiar Strange · Ep #94:Social clinics of solidarity: Dr Letizia Bonanno on the Practices & Modes of Care in Athens This week Familiar Stranger Tim speaks with Dr Letizia Bonanno. Dr Letizia Bonanno is a medical anthropologist working on issues of care and pharmaceuticals. In March 2019 she earned her PhD in Social Anthropology … Continue reading Ep #94 : Social clinics of solidarity: Dr Letizia Bonanno on the Practices & Modes of Care in Athens

Book Review: ‘Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia’ (2009) by Megan Warin

From screens and tabloids, we are fed images of slender bodies. For decades sleek and angular silhouettes were said to be icons of style, fashion, beauty, youth, and desire. This trend is often blamed to be the source of anorexia. But is anorexia nervosa as simple as that? In her book 'Abject relations: everyday worlds of anorexia' (2009), Megan Warin takes us on a journey to find the answer.

Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange · Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS We’re back! We’re back from our Semester break and keen to get back into creating the content you know and love.  This week, we’re joined by Dr Sean Heath! The newest Familiar Stranger. In the first part of this panel, we … Continue reading Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS

A Memory of History or History of Memory? – A War Memorial ‘Simpson and His Donkey’

I remember when I was a little girl, I was fascinated with war memorials. Stone colossi towering over people, gravely staring into the infinite as if seeing something none living can see. Looking at these selfless men and women who exchanged their mortal lives for the immortality of memory made me wonder why certain people and events are chosen to be remembered, and others – to be forgotten.