Please enjoy the article round-up for the month of May! This post was put together in collaboration with Ann Marie Thornburg.
Plant matters: Buddhist medicine and economies of attention in postsocialist Siberia
Buddhist medicine (sowa rigpa) in Siberia frames the natural world as overflowing with therapeutic potencies: “There is nothing in the world that
Critical Public Health
On difference and doubt as tools for critical engagement with public health
Catherine M. Will
This paper argues that critical public health should reengage with public health as practice by drawing on versions of Science and Technology Studies (STS) that ‘de-centre the human’ and by seeking alternative forms of critique to work inspired by Foucault. Based on
This is Part II of March’s article round-up. You can find part I here.
In addition to the articles below, Theory, Culture and Society features an interview with Michel Foucault from 1983.
New Genetics and Society
Everything and nothing: regulating embryo research in Canada
Alana Cattapan & Dave Snow
This article examines how medical and scientific professionals experience …
Here is Part I of our March article round-up.
A Dog’s Life: Suffering Humanitarianism in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
In the Bel Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, most residents are dependent on humanitarian and foreign assistance for food, services, aid, and jobs. Yet, some residents feel that the conditions under which such aid is provided actively blocks their …
Good ramps, bad ramps: Centralized design standards and disability access in urban Russian infrastructure
Accessible design seeks to reconfigure the social by restructuring the material. As the idea moves globally, it becomes entwined in local logics of moral obligations between citizens and the state. Wheelchair users in the city of Petrozavodsk, in northwestern Russia, talk about
I’d like to highlight a pair of Special Sections in the early 2017 issues of Critical Public Health. The first is “The Publics of Public Health in Africa,” guest edited by Ann H. Kelly, Hayley MacGregor, and Catherine M. Montgomery. The second is “Anthropological Interrogations of Evidence-Based Global Health,” guest edited by Elsa L. Fan and Elanah Uretsky. Here …