Web Roundups

Web Roundup: Disaster!

This coming weekend I will attend the Reframing Disaster conference held under the auspices of the Postcolonial Disaster project at the University of Leeds. The conference motto is “disaster is not an event”, highlighting the processes and long-term consequences of catastrophes. I am leading a session on zine writing where we will collect offline and online voices on environmental justice. …

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

Features

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 …

Announcements

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 …