Features

A Report on the Joint EASA/SMA Conference “Encounters and Engagements: Creating New Agendas for Medical Anthropology”

 

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 …

Books

Book review: Summerson Carr’s Scripting Addiction

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 …

Features

Reports from the Second Annual Health in Transition Conference

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 …

Announcements

Call for papers: Ethnographies of Biomedicine in Post-Socialist Europe, Bucharest, June 2012

 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

www.hitconference.org

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 …