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