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Global Mental Health: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

This special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry addresses the growing field of Global Mental Health. As the organizers state in their introduction to the issue,

“Over the past decade, efforts in Global Mental Health (GMH) have significantly evolved in parallel with critical commentary on its claims and interventions. The initial debate between global and local, universalist and culturalist, emic and etic

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Indigenous Mental Health: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry (OA)

This open-access special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry examines mental health among Indigenous populations, with an emphasis on research. As the organizers state in their introduction, the articles in this issue “illustrate some of the distinctive ethical, conceptual and methodological challenges in contemporary Indigenous mental health research.” They continue:

In most parts of the world, Indigenous peoples have experienced colonization

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Loneliness: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

The October 2020 issue of Transcultural Psychiatry addresses the concept of loneliness anthropologically. As the special issue editors state in their introduction:

“In recent years, loneliness has been increasingly recognized as a social issue, a public health concern, and even a global epidemic. […] The feeling of being lonely, of being left behind, and the fear of abandonment and social

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In the Journals – October 2020, Pt. 2

Social Studies of Science

Who’s afraid of Ebola? Epidemic fires and locative fears in the Information Age (OA)

Wesley Shrum, John Aggrey, Andre Campos, Janaina Pamplona da Costa, Jan Joseph, Pablo Kreimer, Rhiannon Kroeger, Leandro Rodriguez Medina

Epidemics have traditionally been viewed as the widespread occurrence of infectious disease within a community, or a sudden increase above what is typical. …

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Special Issue: The Global Psyche (Open Access)

Medical Anthropology Quarterly has published a special issue, edited by Dominique P. Béhague and Kenneth MacLeish, featuring articles that “examine diverse incarnations of what might be called the global psyche,” asking how the global and the psyche “appear…as mutually constituting descriptors and objects of intervention, but hailed into existence, actively produced, struggled over, and made into sites of new …

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Special Issue: Framing “Post-AIDS” and Global Health Discourses in 2015 and Beyond

The Journal of Medical Humanities has released a special issue, edited by Gráinne O’Connell, that “analyses the relevance, or possible critiques, of ‘post-AIDS’ rhetoric and global health discourses via interdisciplinary perspectives.”

Introduction: Framing ‘Post-AIDS’ and Global Health Discourses in 2015 and Beyond (open access)
Gráinne O’Connell

This special issue, entitled “Post-AIDS’ and Global Health Discourses: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,’ emerged from a …