Web Roundups

Web Roundup: Public and Private

Last month Matthew Dalstrom linked to web content on abortion and patent laws. The divide between public and private, and questions such as: Is what’s private really always political? inspire this month’s short web roundup.
The Open Access movement has a vocal political agenda. In academic publishing, and also in anthropology as an academic field, one argument is that …

In the Journals

April In the Journals… (1/2)

With daylight saving time come new articles this April!

The current issue of Medical Anthropology explores concepts of healing in diverse contexts. James B. Waldram opens the discussion with his investigation into the notion of efficacy within indigenous healing practices in Belize and Canada. He offers two approaches to define efficacy, each focussed on a different outcome: transformation and restoration.…