Digital Food Activism
Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan and Stanley Ulijaszek (eds.)
Routledge Series in Critical Food Studies, 2018, 234 pages
A Swiss academic scans the barcode on her plastic water bottle. The bottle touts itself as ‘Swiss mountain water’, but the app that decodes the barcode quickly dispels that image: the company is a subsidiary of …
Brocher Foundation, May 2016
This three-day event took place at the Brocher Foundation Institute, Geneva, from May 17-20 2016, and was generously funded by a Brocher Foundation award. The organising team included Berna Gerber, Thomas Cousins, and Lizahn Cloete (Stellenbosch University), Megan Wainwright (University of Cape Town), Michelle Pentecost (University of Oxford), Ferdinand Mukumbang (University of the Western …
Another set of great papers from the journals in April. Enjoy!
Social Science & Medicine
‘I knew before I was told’: Breaches, cues and clues in the diagnostic assemblage
Louise Locock, Sarah Nettleton, Susan Kirkpatrick, Sara Ryan and Sue Ziebland
Diagnosis can be both a ‘diagnostic moment’, but also a process over time. This paper uses secondary analysis of narrative …
Welcome to the first stack of ‘In the Journals’ for April! It’s a bumper crop, so find a cosy corner and some coffee to comb through it all. Happy reading!
Medicine Anthropology Theory
Is the 21st century the age of biomedicalization?
Eileen Moyer and Vinh-Kim Nguyen
(Excerpt from editorial )
The diverse contributions that make up this issue of MAT, …
(On behalf of the First Thousand Days Research Group (University of Cape Town))
“Good nutrition in the first 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday sets the foundation for all the days that follow.”
“The First 1,000 Days of being a parent are now accepted to be the most significant in a child’s development.”
Tanja Schneider and Steve Woolgar introduce us to Neuroscience beyond the laboratory: Neuro knowledges, technologies and markets, in this special issue of Biosocieties.
Neuromarketing in the making: Enactment and reflexive entanglement in an emerging field
Tanja Schneider and Steve Woolgar
As the neurosciences make their way beyond the laboratory, they become influential in a wide range of