In the Journals

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 …

Books

Omar Dewachi’s Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq

Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq

Omar Dewachi

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

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Special Issue: Critical perspectives on US global health partnerships in Africa and beyond

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 …

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Special Issue: Psychopathological Fringes

History of the Human Sciences (31[2]) has published a special issue about “zones of uncertainty that defy psychopathology’s order of things.” The issue, Psychopathological Fringes: Knowledge making and boundary work in 20th century psychiatry, is edited by Nicolas Henckes, Volker Hess, and Marie Reinholdt. Enjoy!

Exploring the fringes of psychopathology: Boundary entities, category work and other borderline phenomena in

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Special Issue: Genomics and Genetic Medicine

Anthropology & Medicine (Vol 25 [1]) 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 …