This month’s “In the Journals…” brings us a body of articles discussing pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, female anatomy, substance abuse, and addiction, with a focus on risk, secrecy, stigma, and strategies of coping and self-preservation.
Critical Public Health
What’s the story on addiction? Popular myths in the USA and Finland
Matilda Hellman & Robin Room
The study inquires into popular myths …
Twenty-Five Years After the ADA: Situating Disability in America’s System of Stratification
Michelle Maroto, David Pettinicchio
Americans with disabilities represent a significant proportion of the population. Despite their numbers and the economic hardships they face, disability is often excluded from general sociological studies of stratification and inequality. To address some of these omissions, this paper focuses on employment and earnings …
Hi all. Here’s the first part of this month’s roundup.
Nano Dreams and Nanoworlds: Fantastic Voyage as a Fantastic Origin Story
Fantastic Voyage, a 1966 Hollywood science fiction film based on a screenplay written by Harry Kleiner, is often associated with contemporary nanotechnology imaginings. In this article, I draw on ethnographic research conducted within a new …
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
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 …