In the Journals

Special Issue: Immigrant Workers, Structural Vulnerability, and Occupational Injury

The December 2018 issue of Anthropology of Work Review is a special issue titled, “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Immigrant Workers, Structural Vulnerability, and Occupational Injury.” Here are the abstracts.

Workers’ Decompensation: Engaged Research with Injured Im/migrant Workers
Dvera I. Saxton, Angela Stuesse

[excerpt] This special issue brings together ethnographic perspectives on the intersections …

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Special Issue of BioSocieties: Empirical engagements with environmental epigenetics from the lab to the clinic

The December 2018 issue of BioSocieties is a collection on epigenetics. Here are the abstracts. Enjoy!

Situating the biosocial: Empirical engagements with environmental epigenetics from the lab to the clinic (open access)
Stephanie Lloyd, Ruth Müller

[excerpt] Few life science research fields have met with as ambivalent a response in the social sciences as environmental epigenetics, an emerging …

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In the Journals, December 2018

From the journals in December 2018, here’s some new reading for the first days of the new year. Enjoy!

Medicine Anthropology Theory (Open Access)

But are they actually healthier? Challenging the health/wellness divide through the ethnography of embodied ecological heritage (open access)
Kristina Baines

A holistic definition of ‘health’ remains difficult to operationalize, despite decades of attempts by …

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In the Journals, November 2018

Here are some highlights from last month’s journals. Enjoy!

American Ethnologist

Contractual dependencies: Disability and the bureaucracy of begging in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (open access)
Clara Devlieger

One of the most conspicuous livelihood strategies for physically disabled people in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is a particular style of begging known locally as “doing documents.” Confronted with the …

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Special Issue: Georges Canguilhem

The June 2018 issue of Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science is an issue about Georges Canguilhem’s life, work and intellectual legacies. The journal is open access, and all of the articles below can be accessed here. Enjoy!

Dossier Georges Canguilhem: Introduction (open access) 
Fábio Ferreira de Almeida

[excerpt] Almost everywhere one hears people saying that …