In the Journals

In the Journals (Dec 2013, part II)

In the December Special Issue of BioSocieties “social theorists interrogate and, in some cases re-frame, the very idea of ‘Big Biology’ as representing a fundamental shift in the scale, organization and outputs of scientific research,” as Adele Clarke, Nikolas Rose and Ilina Sing explain in their introductory editorial. The five main research articles take up various aspects and activities related …

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Call for Nominations: The Council for the Anthropology of Reproduction’s Most Enduring Collection Book Award Competition

Council for the Anthropology of Reproduction

invites nominations for

The Most Enduring Collection – Book Award Competition

The Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Award is one of the very few awards given to edited volumes, yet it helped establish and encourage topics of reproduction as central fields of anthropological inquiry.  The “Most Enduring Collection” seeks to recognize and celebrate …

In the Journals

In the Journals, June (Part I)

Organized by Sarah Willen and Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, the June issue of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry (vol. 37, issue 2) is a special issue entitled “Cultural Competence in Action: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Four Case Studies.”  Rather than engaging in the usual critique of medical “cultural competence” programs  (which aim to teach clinicians about culture, health disparities, and difference), this issue analyzes …

In the Journals

In the journals (October 2012)

The October issue of Social Studies of Science 42(5) features several articles about health care and scientific research in such sites as the U.S., U.K., China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Netherlands. Katie Ann Hasson’s article, “Making appropriate ‘stick’: Stabilizing politics in an ‘inherently feminist tool,’ examines the project and politics of medical appropriation among lay healthworkers at a …

In the Journals

In the journals – May 2012

Articles in this month’s issue of Cultural Anthropology concern the body, humanitarianism, and/or sovereignty (variously conceived) in the context of either religion or medicine. Brahinsky examines Pentecostal “body logics” and how “religiously inflected sensory aptitudes, or perhaps even mind-body relationships, emerge through a process of careful cultivation and nurturance” (217). Bernstein explores how Buddhist “body politics” among Buryats of Siberia …

In the Journals

In the Journals…

Exploring the interrelationships of immigration, health, and health care, the articles in the October issue of Medical Anthropology focus on the experiences of immigrants in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, and Finland. Cartwright shows how long-term Latino residents who work in agriculture are “barely surviving in the U.S.,” and suffer ill health due to structural violence and a pathogenic immigration …