In the Journals

In the Journals: September (Part 2)

Health, Risk & Society

Towards a better understanding of risk-taking: key concepts, dimensions and perspectives

Jens O. Zinn

The current study of risk is dominated by the risk minimisation approach that frames risk and risk-taking as something undesirable that should be avoided as much as possible. However, this approach to risk often fails to consider the broader conditions and motivations

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“Estranged Bodies: Shifting Paradigms and the Biomedical Imaginary” – Special Issue of Body & Society

In addition to what’s “In the Journals” so far, and the inaugural issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, September brings us a special issue of Body & Society edited by Margrit Shildrick and Deborah Lynn Steinberg. “Estranged Bodies: Shifting Paradigms and the Biomedical Imaginary” includes articles on human organ transplantation, psychiatry, amputation and war, and a …

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In the Journals, September 2015 (Part 1)

Here is the first round of “In the Journals” for September. Happy autumn reading!

American Anthropologist

Commitments of Debt: Temporality and the Meanings of Aid Work in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar
Chika Watanabe

The rise of debt as a mechanism of development troubles many scholars and aid practitioners. Contrary to these concerns, however, ethnographic research at a Japanese NGO …

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Inaugural Issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience

There is an exciting new open access journal!  The inaugural issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience can be found here, and the Editorial Board’s Introduction can be found here.  Enjoy!

Black Feminism’s Minor Empiricism: Hurston, Combahee, and the Experience of Evidence
Lindsey Andrews

In this article, I argue that the Zora Neale Hurston’s early twentieth-century anthropological work …

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Theorising Health Inequalities — A special issue of Social Theory & Health

sthThe current issue of Social Theory & Health is a special double issue on theorizing health inequalities. Comprising eleven articles, the issue developed out developed out of a 2012 symposium held at the University of Edinburgh, entitled “Where Next for Health Inequalities?” As guest editors Katherine E. Smith and Ted Schrecker write in their introduction (the full text of which …