2011 was an exciting year at Somatosphere. We completed a redesign of the site and introduced a number of new editorial features, including post series. I’d like to thank all of the editors and contributors for their hard work on the site this year. And thanks to our readers for your input and support. We’ll have a number of new developments in the pipeline, so keep visiting in 2012.
For now, here’s a list of the substantive posts from 2011. Enjoy, and have a happy new year!
Features, thoughts and research reports
- Seth Messinger, Medical Anthropology in a Military Treatment Facility
- Eugene Raikhel, Give me the fear!
- Ippolytos Kalofonos, Therapeutic Enclaves in Central Mozambique? Lives Saved, Livelihoods Lost
- Emily Yates-Doerr, Complex Carbohydrates: On the relevance of ethnography in nutrition education
- Sarah D. Phillips, Chernobyl Forever
- Sarah Pinto, The Dance – Medicine and the Idea of Movement
- Theresa MacPhail, Epidemiology, the “Data Deluge,” and the Problem of “Good” Information
- Chris Garces, Preamble to an Ethnography of the People’s Mic
- Anthony Stavrianakis, Public Debate and the Conflict of the Faculties
Health and medicine 20 years after the Soviet Union (More posts in this series will be forthcoming)
- Eugene Raikhel, Health and medicine 20 years after the Soviet Union
- Shelly Yankovskyy, Mental Health Care in Ukraine: Twenty Years after the Soviet Union
- Anna Geltzer, The rise and fall of the extrasense
- Inna Leykin, ‘Population Prescriptions:’ Pronatalism and the Fear of Underpopulation in Post-Soviet Russia
- Shao-hua Li, Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin and AIDS in Southwest China; Reviewed by Nicholas Bartlett
- Livia Velpry, Le quotidien de la psychiatrie : sociologie de la maladie mentale (“Day-to-day Psychiatric Practice: Sociology of Mental Illness”); Reviewed by Lydwine Verhaegen
- Jonathan Metzl, The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease; Reviewed by Neely Myers
- Erica James, Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma, and Intervention in Haiti; Reviewed by Hanna Kienzler
- Lenore Manderson & Carolyn Smith-Morris, Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness; Reviewed by Matthew Wolf-Meyer
- Frederick Klait, Death in a Church of Life: Moral Passion during Botswana’s Time of AIDS; Reviewed by Betsey Brada
- Jarrett Zigon, “HIV is God’s Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia; Reviewed by Tomas Matza
- Vinh-Kim Nguyen, The Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa’s Time of AIDS; Reviewed by Betsey Brada
- Angela Garcia, The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande; Reviewed by Nicholas Bartlett
- Talia Weiner, A report on the 2010 4S conference in Tokyo
- Constance Cummings, Summary: Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind (AToM)
- Constance Cummings, Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind (AToM): Selves
- Neely Myers, The Neuroanthropology of Embodiment, Absorption, and Dissociation
Lectures – video and audio
- Sadeq Rahimi, SPA Panel on Political Subjectivity – April 1, 2011, Santa Monica
- Nikolas Rose, “Governing Conduct in the Age of the Brain” – talk given at the University of Chicago on March 29, 2011.
- Videos from “Science and Technology Studies: the Next 20 Years” – conference hosted by Harvard’s Program on Science, Technology and Society in April 2011.
- Talking Brains: Problems and Perspectives of the Neurosciences – conference which took place on December 3 and 4, 2010 at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam.
- Personhood in a Neurobiological Age – the LSE symposium - Sept 2010 event held at the LSE’s BIOS Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society.
- Dispatches from the Neurosociety – “Neurosociety: What is it with the brain these days?” Dec 2010 conference organized by Oxford’s Institute for Science, Innovation and Society.
- Eugene Raikhel, Syllabus: Culture, Mental Health and Psychiatry
- Ian Whitmarsh, Medical Governance, Culture, and Subjectivities: a Syllabus