The journal Science, Technology, and Human Values has released a special issue edited by Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young that highlights the invisibility of race in different techno-scientific arenas.
Introduction: Sensing Race as a Ghost Variable in Science, Technology, and Medicine
Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young
Ghost variables are variables in program languages that do not correspond to physical entities. This
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Hostage to Fortune: an Empirical Study of the Tobacco Industry’s Business Strategies since the Advent of e-cigarettes (open access)
Marisa de Andrade, Kathryn Angus, Gerard Hastings, Nikolina Angelova
The tobacco market has been transformed by the arrival of e-cigarettes and array of alternative nicotine delivery systems (ANDS). Public health has struggled to cope with these changes
Here is the December In the Journals. Among the highlights is a special issue of BioSocieties on Cancer in the Global South. Enjoy!
Shouldering Moral Responsibility: The Division of Moral Labor among Pregnant Women, Rabbis, and Doctors
Tsipy Ivry, Elly Teman
This article contributes to the anthropology of morality through an ethnographic focus on the consultations of
The July 2019 issue of Science, Technology & Human Values has a special issue, titled “Emerging Biotechnologies and the Reconfiguration of Mental Health”.
The Death of the Clinic? Emerging Biotechnologies and the Reconfiguration of Mental Health (open access)
Jonas Rüppel, Torsten H. Voigt
This guest editorial opens with a brief overview of the transformations of medicine and mental
This month’s articles would be of specific interest for anyone looking to read up on topics of risk and health, the politics of standardized evidence, the boundaries of science and “pseudoscience”, the politics of health and place, the expansion of online platforms in healthcare, and self-tracking technologies.
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Misdirection in the Margins of Malaria Elimination Methods (open …
Here are a selection of articles from June. The topics include issues of translation in social studies of medicine, access to health care, and many others.
Whose Global, Which Health? Unsettling Collaboration With Careful Equivocation (open access)
The recent push for multidisciplinary collaboration confronts anthropologists with a long‐standing ethnographic problem. The terms we have to