Lifestyle and Death with Christopher Mayes


In this episode Pat speaks with Dr Christopher Mayes. Dr Mayes is an interdisciplinary scholar with backgrounds in sociology, history and philosophy. His research interests include history and philosophy of healthcare, sociology of health and food, and bioethics. He is the author of  Unsettling Food Politics Agriculture, Dispossession and Sovereignty in Australia (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020).

They discuss dance and the biopolitics of lifestyle; food and cultural appropriation; and music, film, death, and grief.

A transcript of this episode is available on the Concept : Art website (

Concept : Art is produced on muwinina Country, lutruwita Tasmania. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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Pat McConville is a philosopher and bioethicist based in nipaluna Hobart, in lutruwita Tasmania. He is currently Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia.

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