You can find Part One of this month’s In the Journals… feature here.
This month’s Science, Technology, & Human Values focuses on “Experiments in Context and Contexting“. Tiago Moreira argues that singularities in social science research are woven into political orders in two related ways: through an unraveling of sociotechnical ties and through the uniqueness of persons caught in standardized policies. Brita Brenna searches for relevant context to understand a Norwegian natural history, while Law and Moser explore the contexts of foot-and-mouth disease control strategies in the UK. Finally, Kristin Asdal uses actor-network theory resources as a historicizing method and Vicky Singleton discusses three contexts in her article on feminism and accountability in UK cattle farming.
Social Science & Medicine is currently published as a multi-volume for July, August and September 2012. Thus there are a lot of new articles out right now. A selection:
- A study by Harel-Fish and colleagues on Multiple risk behaviors and suicidal ideation and behavior among Israeli and Palestinian adolescents grounded in Problem Behavior Theory, Normalization Theory and theories of adolescent ethnic identity.
- A socio-anthropological analysis of emergency contraception use and representation in West Africa by Maria Teixeira et al.
- A Japanese case study on place-specific constructs of social capital and their possible associations to health (Hanibuchi et al.).
- Alissa Cordner on the health care access and utilization of homeschooled children in the United States.
- Lei Jin and colleagues examine local ties and emotional well-being in rural-to-urban migrants in Shanghai, China.
- An evaluation of the complex health system intervention “performance-based contracting” in Uganda by Freddie Ssengooba et al.
- An anthropological perspective on water access and psychological distress among Ethopian women.
- And the partial special issue on Challenges to changing health behaviours in developing countries.
Recently published articles in Transcultural Psychiatry include:
- “The discovery of autism: Indian parents’ experiences of caring for their child with an autism spectrum disorder” by Miraj U. Desai.
- Ursula Read on the limits of antipsychotic medication in rural Ghana.
- Hanna Kienzler and Duncan Pedersen discuss the relationship between humanitarians and the military in developing psychosocial interventions for civilian populations affected by armed conflict.