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Web Roundup: Annals of Injury and Dispossession

In a 2013 essay in American Anthropologist, Andrea Muehlebach summarized the concept of “precarity” as “a shorthand for…the multiple forms of nightmarish dispossession and injury that our age entails.” Indeed, the last month has seen a collection of events, acute and ongoing, that characterize the precariousness of the historical present. In the U.S., July 26 marked the court-imposed deadline

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A Conversation with Paul Brodwin

Paul Brodwin is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the author of Medicine and Morality in Haiti: The Contest for Healing Power (Cambridge U Press, 1996), editor of Biotechnology and Culture: Bodies, Anxieties, Ethics (Indiana U Press, 2000) and coeditor of Pain

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Book review – Rachel Prentice’s Bodies in Formation

Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgery Education

By Rachel Prentice

Duke University Press, 2012

312 pp., US$24.95 paperback

 

The relationship between medicine and technology is long well established; indeed, the interconnectedness of the two worlds has shaped scientific knowledge and practice for centuries. Particularly in the realm of surgery, the inextricability of technology from medical practice …