Here are some highlights from last month’s journals. Enjoy!
Contractual dependencies: Disability and the bureaucracy of begging in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (open access)
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 …
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 …
Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq
Stanford University Press, 2017. 239 pp.
Every year, tens of thousands of Iraqi patients leave their country seeking healthcare, and Iraqi physicians move abroad seeking asylum and work. Omar Dewachi writes elsewhere about this crisis and the “therapeutic geographies”* it sets in motion, but in his book Ungovernable …
The open-access journal Medicine Anthropology Theory has published a special collection of essays titled “Critical perspectives on US global health partnerships in Africa and beyond.” Here are the abstracts:
Introduction: Critical perspectives on US global health partnerships in Africa and beyond
Nora Kenworthy, Lynn M. Thomas, Johanna Crane
[Excerpt] […] This issue examines the longue durée of partnerships …
Anthropology & Medicine (Vol 25 ) brings us a special issue on Genomics and Genetic Medicine, edited by Sahra Gibbon, Susie Kilshaw & Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner. See below for the abstracts!
Genomics and genetic medicine: pathways to global health? (open access)
Sahra Gibbon, Susie Kilshaw & Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner
[Excerpt] This special issue of Anthropology and Medicine contributes to …