CFP: Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through artefacts and architecture

Call for abstracts: Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through artefacts and architecture
Editors: Christina Buse, Daryl Martin, Sarah Nettleton (University of York)

Proposals are invited for the 24th Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph, which explores the role of material culture within health and social care encounters, including everyday objects, dress, interiors and architecture. Everyday artefacts actively mediate practices, identities and lived experiences of health and illness, prompting reflection on medical and care practices; professional status; social divisions and distinctions; and embodiment. Science and technology studies literature has drawn attention to materialities in medical practice (e.g., medical technologies, experimental materials and instrumentation), but more mundane aspects of material culture have received less conceptual attention.

Details here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-9566/homepage/call_for_monograph_proposals.htm