Welcome to a new year of Somatosphere’s In the Journals section! Here are some of the articles available in January 2017. Enjoy!
Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States
Matthew Wolf-Meyer & Celina Callahan-Kapoor
Prognostication has become central to medical practice, offering clinicians and patients views of particular futures …
The first issue of Medical Anthropology in 2017 is a special issue, “Between Biopolitical Governance and Care: Rethinking Health, Self, and Social Welfare in East Asia.” Enjoy!
Between Biopolitical Governance and Care: Rethinking Health, Selfhood, and Social Welfare in East Asia (open access)
Amy Borovoy & Li Zhang
(There is a video abstract, too.)
In East Asia, health has …
Here is the second part of our article roundup for December (find the first set of articles here). Happy reading, and happy new year!
New Genetics and Society
Redrawing the boundary of medical expertise: medically assisted reproduction and the debate on Italian bioconstitutionalism
In 2004, the Italian Parliament passed a controversial law on medically assisted reproduction (Law …
In advance of our regular In the Journals post, I want to highlight a Special Issue. Anne Pollock and Banu Subramaniam have guest edited “Resisting Power, Retooling Justice: Promises of Feminist Postcolonial Technosciences,” in Science, Technology & Human Values. Here are the abstracts!
Resisting Power, Retooling Justice: Promises of Feminist Postcolonial Technosciences
Anne Pollock, Banu Subramaniam
For September 2016, Charlotte Brives, Frédéric Le Marcis, and Emilia Sanabria edited a special issue of Medical Anthropology titled “The Politics and Practices of Evidence in Global Health.” Evidence-based medicine (EBM), the authors write in their Introduction, is pervasive among contemporary practices of governance. The articles in this special issue provide ethnographic perspectives on the practice and production of …
Ian Whitmarsh and Elizabeth F. S. Roberts have edited a Special Issue of Medical Anthropology called “Nonsecular Medical Anthropology.” Here is an excerpt from their introduction to the issue, along with the abstracts of its commentary and six articles. Enjoy!
Nonsecular Medical Anthropology (open access)
Ian Whitmarsh & Elizabeth F. S. Roberts
A nonsecular medical anthropology insists …