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 …
Critical Public Health
“Tracking governance: advice to mothers about managing the behaviour of their children in a leading Canadian women’s magazine during two disease regimes”
Juanne N. Clarke
This paper explores how advice to mothers about raising healthy children differs in two distinct disease regimes as portrayed in articles in the pre-eminent Canadian women’s magazine Chatelaine about 50 years apart,
The International Journal of Epidemiology just published a special supplement, edited by Anne Lovell and Ezra Susser and entitled “History of Psychiatric Epidemiology.” The supplement consists of an introduction by Lovell and Susser and five articles, the abstracts of which are below.
What might be a history of psychiatric epidemiology? Towards a social history and conceptual account