From June 12-14, 2013, the American Anthropological Association’s Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) and the European Association of Social Anthropologists’ (EASA) Medical Anthropology Network held a joint conference for their members, hosted by the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Spain. The original conference description claimed that “location and …
Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety
by E. Summerson Carr
Princeton University Press, 2010.
323 pp., US$29.95 (paperback).
E. Summerson Carr’s Scripting Addiction is an ethnography of American talk therapy for drug users. It explores the myriad ways in which symptoms of addiction are constructed, identified, and managed in this setting. Carr’s rich and …
The second annual Health in Transition (HiT) Conference was held June 7-8 in Bucharest, Romania. The HiT Conference had its genesis last year thanks to the vision and dedication of Edit Szenassy, a PhD student at Charles University in Prague. She envisioned an environment where social scientists who research matters of health, illness, and medical care in Central and …
Health In Transition:
Ethnographies Of Bio-Medicine In Post-Socialist Europe
Call for Papers
7-8 June 2012
Kindly hosted by: Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania
With notable exceptions, the topics of health and medicine in post-socialist Europe have received limited anthropological attention compared to research on both the global ‘North’ and ‘South’. Implicitly, medical anthropological research from academic institutions in …