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Science, Technology, Medicine – and the State: The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850–1980 — A special issue of Science in Context

The journal Science in Context currently has a special issue, entitled “Science, Technology, Medicine – and the State: The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850–1980.” The abstracts for the introduction and articles are listed below:

Introduction: Science, Technology, Medicine – and the State: The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850–1980
Kristin Asdal and Christoph Gradmann

One of the common characteristics

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Epidemic Events and Processes — A special section of Cambridge Anthropology

In a special section of their newest issue, entitled “Epidemic Events and Processes,” the journal Cambridge Anthropology presents a series of articles and commentary arising from the 2013 conference ‘Epidemic Crisis: Dialectics of Event and Process,’ which was held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge. In his introduction, conference organizer …

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Humanness and Modern Psychotropy — A special issue of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry

The current issue of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry is largely a special issue devoted to the topic of humanness and modern psychotropy. As per the introduction, “Anthropological Engagements with Modern Psychotropy,” by Michael Oldani, Stefan Ecks, and Soumita Basu:

The conception of this special issue was partly inspired by an idea of “modern psychotropy” formulated by the

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Open Access — A Special Half-Issue of Cultural Anthropology

Along with its regular offering of original research articles (some of which are noted in an ‘In the Journals’ posting here), the journal Cultural Anthropology posted a special half-issue on open access publishing and its recent move to an open access format, appropriately entitled “Open Access.” As current editors Anne Allison and Charles Piot note in their …

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Technologies of Belonging — A Special Issue of Science, Technology, & Human Values

The current issue of Science, Technology, & Human Values is a special issue examining the politics of race in Europe, entitled “Technologies of Belonging.” The issue, coming out of a 2011 conference, Technologies of Belonging: Biology, Race and Ethnicity in Europe, contains several articles and commentaries, the abstracts of which are listed below.

Introduction

Technologies of Belonging: