On Immunity: An Inoculation
By Eula Biss
Graywolf Press, 2014, 205 pp.
The End of Normal: Identity in a Biocultural Era
By Lennard J. Davis
University of Michigan Press, 2013, 155 pp.
Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks
By Jordynn Jack
University of Illinois Press, 2014, 306 pp.
Disability themes have become an increasingly central figure …
The case that follows illustrates an ethnographic flashpoint in my work on disability. Here, I offer an account of a single morning during my first research trip in Central America. The day marked my only visit to a particularly well-known institution (or shelter) for children and adults with disabilities. The following summer, I would learn that the scenes depicted below …
The June issue of Medical Humanities includes a special feature section entitled “Critical Medical Humanities.” This collection opens with a piece by William Viney, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods, “Critical Medical Humanities: Embracing Entanglement, Taking Risks.” As described in their abstract:
What can the medical humanities achieve? This paper does not seek to define what is meant by
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Deaf Bodies and Corporate Bodies: New Regimes of Value in Bangalore’s Business Process Outsourcing Sector
This article ethnographically analyses how groups (and not just individuals) are produced in business process outsourcing (BPO) workplaces. In order to mitigate an unstable labour pool, corporations hire deaf workers to perform identical BPO work regardless of
Here is the first installment of our coverage of April journal articles. Enjoy!
Critical Public Health
The Transitional Dynamics of Caloric Ecosystems: Changes in the Food Supply Around the World
Changes to the global food supply have been characterized by greater availability of edible oils, sweeteners, and meats – a profound ‘nutrition transition’ associated with rising obesity, type
Here is the first installment of this month’s coverage of current journal articles.
New Genetics and Society
Scientific Motherhood, Responsibility, and Hope: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in South Korea
This paper explores how concepts of hope, motherhood, responsibility, and science are mobilized and transformed in the marketing strategies of private cord blood banks in South Korea. Cord blood