A smattering of book reviews for your browsing pleasure:
Qigong Fever: Body, Science, and Utopia in China by David A. Palmer. Columbia University Press, 2007.
Reviewed in American Ethnologist (AE), American Anthropologist (AA), and China Quarterly.
Where there is no midwife: birth and loss in rural India by Sarah Pinto. Berghahn Books, 2008.
Reviewed in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI).
Medical Anthropology edited by Cecil G. Helman. Ashgate, 2008.
Reviewed at Metapsychology Online Reviews.
When bodies remember: experiences and politics of AIDS in South Africa by Didier Fassin.
University of California Press, 2007.
Reviewed in the London Review of Books, AA, JRAI, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), BioSocieties, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of Contemporary History, African Studies Review and the Journal of Biosocial Science.
Empathy and Healing: Essays in Medical and Narrative Anthropology by Vieda Skultans. Berghahn Books, 2008.
Reviewed in AE.
“The Too-Good Wife”: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan by Amy Borovoy. University of California Press, 2005.
Reviewed in AE, Medical Anthropology Quarterly (MAQ), Anthropology Quarterly, and Southeast Review of Asian Studies.
Pharmaceutical Reason: Knowledge and Value in Global Psychiatry by Andrew Lakoff.
Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Reviewed in MAQ, AE, BioSocieties, Technology and Culture, Anthropological Quarterly, Science as Culture, and Isis.
Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural
Perspectives edited by Laurence J. Kirmayer, Robert Lemelson, and
Mark Barad. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Reviewed in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Ethos, and Psychiatric Services.
Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival by João Biehl. Princeton University Press, 2007.
Reviewed in AE, BioSocieties, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Feminist Review, and Ethos.