In the Journals

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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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 …

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Special Issue: Behind the Measures of Maternal Health

Social Science & Medicine has published a special issue called “Behind the Measures of Maternal Health, Ethnographic Accounts of Inventory and Intervention,” edited by Jan Brunson and Siri Suh. These articles offer “an ethnographic interrogation of contemporary metrics and ontologies of intervention enacted in the global South, investigates ‘behind the measures’ of maternal and reproductive health: the imperfect but pragmatic …

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In the Journals, June 2020, Part 2

American Anthropologist (Open Access)

Machine Sky: Social and Terrestrial Engineering in a Chinese Weather System
Jerry C. Zee

This article explores Chinese environmental politics as a complex strategy for engineering weather and climate at national and then planetary scales. It argues that in times of meteorological insecurity, we can explore diverse sites in China’s state environmental political apparatus as attempts …