Here’s the first half of this month’s roundup. Enjoy.
Social Science and Medicine
Intergenerational health consequences of in utero exposure to maternal stress: Evidence from the 1980 Kwangju uprising
The evidence that demonstrates the negative effects of maternal psychological stress during pregnancy on a wide variety of offspring outcomes is growing. Animal studies suggest that negative influences of …
The current issue of the Annals of Anthropological Practice is a special issue, entitled, “Anthropology Goes Public in the VA.” Guest-edited by Karen Besterman-Dahan and Alison Hamilton, the issue contains seven articles organized thematically around discussions of what it means to be an anthropologist in the VA, the kinds of interventions anthropologists are making, and the often marginalized …
As a follow-up to Anna’s post, here are additional September articles of interest.
Anthropology and Medicine
Special Issue: Mediating Medical Technologies: Flows, Frictions and New Socialities
Medical technologies: flows, frictions and new socialities
Anita Hardon & Eileen Moyer
While social scientists often highlight the way medical technologies mediate biomedical hegemony, this special issue focuses on the creative and often
Here’s the first selection of articles published in September. Enjoy!
Resisting Commensurability: Against Informed Consent as an Anthropological Virtue
In this article, I examine anthropology’s embrace of the informed consent doctrine at the end of the 1990s. Although acknowledging its utility in resolving the tensions between disciplinary ideals of openness in field research and the diverse
The current issue of BioSocieties is a special issue, entitled “New Modes of Understanding and Acting on Human Difference in Autism Research, Advocacy, and Care” and edited by Gil Eyal, Des Fitzgerald, Eva Gillis-Buck, Brendan Hart, Martine D. Lappé, Daniel Navon and Sarah S. Richardson. Abstracts and links to the articles are below….
New modes of understanding and …
Welcome to the August 2014 edition of In the Journals, just in time to kick off the transition from summer back to the start of the academic year. Without further ado…
Infrastructure and interpretation: meters, dams, and state imagination in Scotland and India
The technical infrastructures of modern life—energy, communications, transport—stand at the juncture …