In the Journals

Growing Disability Studies – A Special Issue of Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) recently published a special issue examining the present state and future possibilities of disability studies.  In their introduction, “Growing Disability Studies: Politics of Access, Politics of Collaboration,” guest editors Michelle Jarman and Alison Kafer, explain:

How does one—how do we—grow a field? In developing this special issue, we invited contributors to share answers


“Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities”: A Conference Report

An interdisciplinary group of experts on health and medicine gathered in Austin, Texas on September 23-24, 2013 for a two-day conference and working group, “Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st Century” (ARHD).  Organized by Deborah Bolnick, ARHD invited participants and attendees to examine how erroneous beliefs regarding …

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In the Journals, March 2014 – Part I


Beyond the “Therapeutic Misconceptions”: Research, Care and Moral Friction
Sarah Wadmann and Klaus Hoeyer

In research ethics regulation, health care and research are depicted as serving distinct goals, and policies are in place to prevent what is seen as patients’ misconceived understanding of research as health care. On the basis of ethnographic research in four Danish hospitals in conjunction

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In the Journals, December (Part 2)

December welcomed a wide array of articles of interest to Somatosphere readers.  Key themes included disability, mental health, medical infrastructures, reproduction, care, and the globalization of health and illness.  Of particular note were special issues of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry and Science as Culture, as well as a section on epidemics featured in Social History of Medicine.  In …

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In the Journals, June (Part II)

Summer kicked off with a wide variety of journal articles relating to medical anthropology, STS, and other topics of interest to Somatosphere readers.  The articles (complete with their original abstracts) covered below include such themes as the body, health, pain, reproduction, aging, sexuality, and theory, among others.

This month’s issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute includes an …