Global Health in Times of Violence
Edited by Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Linda Whiteford and Paul Farmer
SAR Press, 2009, 304 pages
Global Heath in Times of Violence is a fantastic book that belongs on the syllabus of every medical anthropology and global health course, particularly those focusing on the social determinants of health. This volume, edited by Barbara Rylko-Bauer, …
And now, Part II of the journal roundup for June.
We begin with two special issues in the journals Cambridge Anthropology and Science in Context. The former, entitled “Epidemic Events and Processes,” is discussed here, while a roundup of the latter, “Science, Technology, Medicine – and the State: The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850–1980,” can be found here.…
This month’s web roundup will take the opportunity to discuss “Narrative Medicine.” In “The Art of Narrative Medicine,” the editors of the blog of The American Resident Project write that “Over the past six years, narrative medicine and the physicians who have worked to enhance and promote its efficacy have gained traction within the mainstream health care system.”
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For this installment of Top of the heap we spoke to Elizabeth Watkins, Dean of the Graduate Division and Professor of the History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.
David Healy, Pharmageddon (University of California Press, 2012)
Pharmageddon is a searing indictment of the pharmaceuticalization of American health care. David Healy decries the practices
The Transplant Imaginary: Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science
by Lesley A. Sharp
University of California Press, 2014, paperback, 236 pages.
The Transplant Imaginary continues Lesley Sharp’s project on the anthropology of organ transplantation, building from her two previous monographs Strange Harvest (2006) and Bodies Commodities, and Biotechnologies (2007). This latest work spans five Anglophone …