In the Journals

Special Issue: Sensing Race as a Ghost Variable in Science, Technology, and Medicine

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

In the Journals

In the Journals, July 2020 (Part 2)

Critical Public Health

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

In the Journals

Special Issue: The Death of the Clinic? Emerging Biotechnologies and the Reconfiguration of Mental Health

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

In the Journals

In the Journals, July 2019

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.

Critical Public Health

Misdirection in the Margins of Malaria Elimination Methods (open

In the Journals

In the Journals, June 2019

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.

American Anthropologist

Whose Global, Which Health? Unsettling Collaboration With Careful Equivocation (open access)

Emily Yates-Doerr

The recent push for multidisciplinary collaboration confronts anthropologists with a long‐standing ethnographic problem. The terms we have to