From Calcutta in 1890 to Canada Today: Exercises in Cannabis Legalization

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Peter Hynd, a PhD candidate in history at McGill University in Quebec, based on the paper he presented at the Cannabis: Global Histories conference held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, on April 19-20, 2018. In…

Forces of necessity: The role of lay knowledge and advocacy in the re-medicalization of cannabis, 1973-2004

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Dr. Suzanne Taylor, Research Fellow at the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and is based off of her presentation at the Cannabis: Global Histories conference, held at the…

The Right to Try

“Right to Try” (Again): A history of the experimental therapy movement  BY LUCAS RICHERT APRIL 16, 2018 CULTURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, RESEARCH   In recent weeks and months, momentum has increased on Capitol Hill to craft “right to try” laws that would profoundly change the medical landscape. The national legislation will allow terminally ill patients more access to experimental therapies … More The Right to Try

New article: Mental health and the patient politics of subsidiarity in Scotland

Originally posted on h-madness:
The article “From associations to action: mental health and the patient politics of subsidiarity in Scotland” by Mark Gallagher might be of interest to h-madness readers. It was published on 27 March 2018 in Palgrave Communications 4. The abstract reads: In times of economic hardship public mental healthcare suffers a double…

Supple bodies, healthy minds: yoga, psychedelics and American mental health

Supple bodies, healthy minds: yoga, psychedelics and American mental health Abstract. Much discussion about mental health has revolved around treatment models. As interdisciplinary scholarship has shown, mental health knowledge, far from being a neutral product detached from the society that generated it, was shaped by politics, economics and culture. By drawing on case studies of … More Supple bodies, healthy minds: yoga, psychedelics and American mental health

Publishing your PhD (or, the secret to a stressful life): Part I

Originally posted on The Clinic:
In January, the monograph of my PhD was published. The process was neither short nor smooth, but it was a great learning curve. Now that the book is on the shelves, I can reflect on the experience with a certain equanimity. The finished product looks great (we’ll overlook a few minor typos and the suppurating…

This is what precarity feels like: Early Career Researchers and “cruel optimism”

Originally posted on All the Single Writing Ladies:
The AHRC defines of “Early Career Researchers” (ECRs) as individuals “within eight years of the award of their PhD […] or within six years of their first academic appointment.” In practice, ECRs are a highly heterogeneous demographic comprising individuals in a range of employment circumstances, from hourly…