In the Journals

In the Journals, December 2018

From the journals in December 2018, here’s some new reading for the first days of the new year. Enjoy!

Medicine Anthropology Theory (Open Access)

But are they actually healthier? Challenging the health/wellness divide through the ethnography of embodied ecological heritage (open access)
Kristina Baines

A holistic definition of ‘health’ remains difficult to operationalize, despite decades of attempts by …

In the Journals

In the Journals, November 2018

Here are some highlights from last month’s journals. Enjoy!

American Ethnologist

Contractual dependencies: Disability and the bureaucracy of begging in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (open access)
Clara Devlieger

One of the most conspicuous livelihood strategies for physically disabled people in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is a particular style of begging known locally as “doing documents.” Confronted with the …

In the Journals

In the Journals–October 2018

Late but still lively: it’s October’s installation of In the Journals.

Annual Review of Anthropology

Ethics in Human Biology: A Historical Perspective on Present Challenges

Joanna Radin

The practice of human biology requires the negotiation of a range of ethical issues, including the politics of race and indigeneity, the appropriate use of research materials, and the relationship between researchers and …

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In the Journals – September 2018, Part II

And now for Part II for September. Enjoy!

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Mutable environments and permeable human bodies

Margaret Lock

Geologists have declared an epochal transition to the Anthropocene, formally recognizing humans as the driving force of destructive global change; a distinction can no longer be made between human history and natural history. Certain commentators argue that Capitalocene

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In the Journals – September 2018, Part I

Here’s the first part of the journal round-up for September. This month, American Anthropologist features a Special Section on Medical Anthropology in “World Anthropologies” and Ethos has a Special Issue on Culture, Poverty, and Personhood. Enjoy!

American Anthropologist

“Putting Band‐Aids on Things That Need Stitches”: Immigration and the Landscape of Care in Rural America

Thurka Sangaramoorthy

Growing numbers of immigrants

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In The Journals, August 2018

Cultural Anthropology (Open Access)

“A politics of habitability: plants, healing and sovereignty in a toxic world”

Stacey Ann Langwick

For Tanzanians, modern bodies bear complicated toxic loads not only because of the dumping of capitalism’s harmful by-products but also because of the social-material effects of efforts designed to address insecurity, poverty, and disease. Dawa lishe(nutritious medicine) is forged in