Transplanting Care: Shifting Commitments in Health and Care in the U.S.
Laura L. Heinemann
Rutgers University Press, 186 pp.
Heinemann’s work eschews the dramatic moment of transplant surgery in favor of detailing the transplant process as it occurs across space and time, always intertwined within the rhythms and realities of everyday life. Based on 24 nonconsecutive months of fieldwork …
Recovery’s Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency
by Neely Laurenzo Myers
Vanderbilt University Press, 2015, 192 pages
“RECOVERY! GET IT, GET OVER IT, OR GET OUT!!!” –Vera
Neely Myers’s beautifully written ethnography is a detailed look at one organization’s attempt to follow the Bush Administration’s 2004 unfunded mandate to make mental health care services …