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Meducating Our Children: The Moral Influence of Adderall on Education, Parenting, and Treatment

Allan Schwarz’s recent New York Times article “Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School” presented some controversial testimonials on the prescription of attention deficit and hyperactivity (ADHD) medications to low-income children. As science writer Emily Willingham points out, this article is part of a two decade long debate over the merits of medicating our nation’s children …

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Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology requests submissions for the best graduate student paper in the anthropology of alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, tobacco or similar substances. Qualifying submissions will be judged by a committee of ADTSG members.  The author of the winning paper will receive a cash award of $100 and her or …

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Medical Imaginaries and Technological Futures: Transformations of Subjectivities in Biomedicine

This report highlights the activities of the Science, Technology and Medicine Interest Group (one of several special interest groups affiliated with the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA)) at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in Cleveland, OH in early November. Within the broader structure of the SMA, STM promotes the anthropological …

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Call for papers: Border constructions and crossings in the anthropology of psychoactive substances

**CALL FOR PAPERS**

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2012

Drug (Ab)use:

Border constructions and crossings in the anthropology of psychoactive substances

 

Co-organizers: Tazin Karim, Roland Moore, Gilbert Quintero, Lee Hoffer, and Daniel Lende on behalf of the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology

This panel invites papers that …