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Working Definitions: Making and Unmaking “Medical Anthropology” around the World

Somatosphere Special Series – Call for Contributions

Editors: Professor Paschal Kum Awah (Chair, Anthropology, University of Yaoundé I) and Elizabeth Durham (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Princeton University)

Anthropology’s interest in health, illness, prevention, and treatment is longstanding and increasingly robust. In this era of medical development, epidemics and pandemics, and debates in both the oft-called “Global North” and “Global South” over …

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Call for submissions for new series: The Hospital Multiple

The Hospital Multiple

Explorations into how it is made, felt, improvised, envisioned and counted

Somatosphere Series

edited by Janina Kehr and Fanny Chabrol 

Since COVID-19 has come to haunt the globe, hospitals of all guises have emerged as symbols of a medical response to the pandemic. Hospitals stand for intensive care for the sick; they represent professional labor and engagement; …

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Article Announcement: “How Do You Build a ‘Culture of Health’? A Critical Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities from Medical Anthropology”

In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the second-largest funder for health in the United States after the National Institutes of Health, proposed a new framework for improving population health and reducing health inequities in the United States. The core of RWJF’s ‘‘Culture of Health Action Framework’’ is the goal of ‘‘making health a shared value’’ by achieving what …

AnnouncementsIn the Journals

Call for Contributors: In the Journals

Somatosphere is looking to recruit 3-4 people to assist with our ongoing “In the Journals” feature. “In the Journals” is a monthly roundup of newly-published journal articles. Below, please find more information about what is involved and who to contact if you’re interested in joining the team. We look forward to hearing from you!

“In the Journals” provides a snapshot …

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CfP (AAA 2019): Reworking the Cognitive Bias in and out of Biomedicine

This year, we at Somatosphere are trying an experiment in academic mentorship. Two of our regular contributors and editorial collaborative members, Emily Yates-Doerr and Matthew Wolf-Meyer, are hosting a panel designed to ease early-career anthropologists (broadly defined) into academic publishing. The idea is to bring together scholars interested in analyzing cognition or cognitive-related practices ethnographically (see the CFP below), with …