Lectures

Disability Justice and Material Needs: Reflections on the Experiences of Autistic New Yorkers Living Under Covid-19

This article is part of the series:

As a member of NYU’s Disability Equity in the Time of COVID-19 research team during the summer of 2020[1], I had the opportunity to conduct seven virtual interviews by Zoom or phone with autistic adults living in the New York metro area about their experiences during the pandemic, what our team is calling “COVID Chronicles.” I also conducted …

In the Journals

In the Journals April 2019

Many thought-provoking items in the journals this month, from interesting articles, to two photo essay in Medicine Anthropology Theory. Enjoy!

Current Anthropology

Struggling to Be a “Happy Self”? Psychotherapy and the Medicalization of Unhappiness in Uganda

Julia Vorhölter

This article is an ethnographic study of emergent discourses, practices, and institutions focused on mental health and psychotherapy in Uganda. It compares

Books

Autism in Translation: An Intercultural Conversation on Autism Spectrum Conditions (Eds. Elizabeth Fein and Clarice Rios)

Autism in Translation: An Intercultural Conversation on Autism Spectrum Conditions

Edited by Elizabeth Fein and Clarice Rios

Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 304 pages.

Autism in Translation: An Intercultural Conversation on Autism Spectrum Conditions—an edited collection out of the Society of Psychological Anthropology’s (SPA) Culture, Mind and Society series—aims to contextualize the different social and political histories of, treatments for, and …

In the Journals

In the Journals, March 2019

Here are some highlights from the journals in March 2019, including a special issue of Medical Anthropology Quarterly dedicated to human-animal health in medical anthropology. Enjoy!

American Anthropologist

Crossing Bodily, Social, and Intimate Boundaries: How Class, Ethnic, and Gender Differences Are Reproduced in Medical Training in Mexico

Vania Smith‐Oka  Megan K. Marshalla

Bodies are useful instruments for understanding the reproduction …