In the Journals

In the Journals: September (Part 2)

Health, Risk & Society

Towards a better understanding of risk-taking: key concepts, dimensions and perspectives

Jens O. Zinn

The current study of risk is dominated by the risk minimisation approach that frames risk and risk-taking as something undesirable that should be avoided as much as possible. However, this approach to risk often fails to consider the broader conditions and motivations

In the Journals

In the Journals January 2015 – Part I

Welcome to 2015 in reading! Below are interesting abstracts from current issues of medical anthropology journals.

Critical Public Health

The pedagogy of disgust: the ethical, moral and political implications of using disgust in public health campaigns

Deborah Lupton

The developers of public health campaigns have often attempted to elicit disgust to persuade members of their target audiences to change their

In the Journals

In the Journals, September 2014 – Part II

As a follow-up to Anna’s post, here are additional September articles of interest.

Anthropology and Medicine 
Special Issue: Mediating Medical Technologies: Flows, Frictions and New Socialities

Medical technologies: flows, frictions and new socialities
Anita Hardon & Eileen Moyer

While social scientists often highlight the way medical technologies mediate biomedical hegemony, this special issue focuses on the creative and often


New series: Climate change and health

This article is part of the series:

Climate change and human health is a topic of growing popularity and urgency in the public health community. In its draft twelfth working program the WHO repeatedly links climate change to negative health impacts, and the working group II report of the 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report dedicates a chapter to the effects of climate change …


CDC Request Regarding Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

[This call for researchers was posted to the European MedAnthnet Digest list, I have copied and shortened the text below from the announcement. -M.B.]

Seeking anthropologic expertise into how we can learn more about the relationships between humans and camels in the Middle East.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring the global situation regarding Middle East …