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February 1, 2016

Bodies of breath, bodies of knowledge, and bodies of culture

Chris Shilling looks at how body pedagogics can save your life ...

January 28, 2016

What's new in January 2016

Eight new Very Short Introductions have been published online ...

January 26, 2016

Name that plague

Take this quiz to find out if confusion is contagious or if you’re immune to the challenge ...