Books

Book Review: P. Sean Brotherton’s Revolutionary Medicine

Revolutionary Medicine: Health and the Body in Post-Soviet Cuba

by P. Sean Brotherton

Duke University Press, 2012

288 pgs., US $24.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by Amy Cooper (University of Chicago)

In Revolutionary Medicine, P. Sean Brotherton presents a rich ethnographic analysis of health and medicine in Cuba since the late 1990s, examining state medical institutions, the everyday practices of doctors, …

Announcements

CfP: International summer school in medical anthropology, Berlin, July 2013

Dear colleagues,
This is the Call for Papers for an international summer school in medical anthropology, taking place at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, from July 22nd – July 26th, 2013.
Full CFP can be downloaded here, on Freie Universität Berlin’s website:  http://tinyurl.com/CFP-SummerSchool-MedAnth2013
Deadline for abstract submission is July 15th, 2012.

The summer school focuses …

Web Roundups

Transcriptions – Broadsheets – June 2012

Welcome to the second Broadsheets “Cut and Clip,” covering news made between mid-May and mid-June, 2012.

Topics covered in the first posting were arranged under the headings: (1) treatment liberalization; (2) HIV and Health Systems Strengthening; (3) HIV and the Law; (4) Counting – Targets and Funding; (5) Pragmatics of Access; (6) Synergies; (7) Some National HIV-Related Initiatives Making Headlines;

Features

PrEP: time to rethink prevention, effectiveness and ethics?

This article is part of the series:

PrEP: time to rethink prevention, effectiveness and ethics?

One of the more controversial interventions proposed for HIV prevention in those who test HIV antibody negative and perceived to be at risk is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a daily pill comprising one or two antiretroviral drugs manufactured by Gilead Inc.  Besides the mixed results from multi-site randomised controlled trials (RCTs) seeking …

In the Journals

Special Issue: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, “Ethnographies of Suicide”

The June issue of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry is a special issue entitled, “Ethnographies of Suicide.” As guest editors James Staples and Tom Widger write in their introduction:

“This special issue—which has its genesis in a 2-day, international workshop3—comes at the end of a century of sporadic anthropological interest in suicidal behaviour, building on the groundwork established by scholars such

Announcements

Announcements: June 12, 2012

 CONFERENCES:

Traitements et Contraintes : approches empiriques des dispositifs de prise en charge institutionnelle, à l’Université Paris 13 à Bobigny, jeudi et vendredi prochains.

Comme vous le savez, le groupe “Traitements et Contraintes” de l’IRIS aura le plaisir de vous accueillir pour son colloque Traitements et Contraintes : approches empiriques des dispositifs de prise en charge institutionnelle, à …