What function do historical past, tradition and economics play on our normative conceptions of sleep? How has trendy American life formed the way in which we outline the norms of ‘wholesome sleep’? Be part of us for a wide-ranging, thought-provoking dialogue with Matthew Wolf-Meyer about his analysis and e-book, The Slumbering Plenty: Sleep, Drugs and Fashionable American Life.
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Matthew Wolf-Meyer PhD is Affiliate Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton College. His work focuses on medication, science, and media in america, and attracts on historical past, up to date experiences, and common representations of well being and sickness.work focuses on how medication, science and media within the U.S. make sense of main modern-era shifts within the skilled practices of science, medication and common representations of well being. His first e-book, “The Slumbering Plenty,” presents insights into the complicated lived realities of disorderly sleepers, the lengthy historical past of sleep science and the worldwide impacts of the exportation of American sleep.
Web site: https://matthewwolfmeyer.com/
Binghamton College: https://www.binghamton.edu/anthropology/school/profile.html?id=mwolfmey
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