Across the U.S., at least, the opening of 2014 has been one marked by a bit of frosty air. The following is a roundup of some current reading to help keep you warm while avoiding the winds of the polar vortex.
The current issue of journal Critical Public Health has two articles that may be of particular interest.
Going beyond …
Theory, Culture & Society’s annual review issue of 2013 had a fascinating special section edited by Joanna Latimer and Mara Miele and entitled, “Naturecultures: Science, Affect and the Non-human.”
The article abstracts are as follows:
Natureculture’s? Science, Affect and the Non-human
Joanna Latimer and Mara Miele
Rather than focus on effects, the isolatable and measureable outcomes of events and interventions,
The journal Science, Technology, & Human Values has a special section in its most recent issue (January 2014) on STS and disability. Its contents include:
Introduction: STS and Disability
Stuart Blume, Vasilis Galis, and Andrés Valderrama Pineda
What is the “conventional sense” of disability, and how do the questions addressed in this special issue of Science, Technology, & Human Values
The journal Medical Anthropology has recently published a special issue, entitled “Turning Therapies: Placing Medical Diversity.” As Kristine Krause, David Parkin, and Gabi Alex write in their introduction:
Through their own ethnographies, the contributors to this special issue take a fresh look at longstanding debates in medical anthropology through the entry point of space, place, and movement. They explore
“Every kind of religion produces its own kind of secularism,” (Harding 2014).
“There were two classes of citizens: those that had won the war, and those who had lost. It was like in India—do you know of the caste system? It was the same here,” explained Cecilia at an exhumation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil …
In November 2013, the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN) and the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Fribourg hosted a conference that aimed to “identify and compare forms, functions and meanings of informal structures and practices in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (SOYUZ list-serv, call for papers). In this essay, I comment on conversations that …