Hello everyone! Please check out our roundup for the second half of the month. Also, the current issue of Hau has a symposium on Webb Keane’s Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories (2016) that may be of interest, with contributions by Cheryl Mattingly, Rita Astuti, James Laidlaw, Nicholas Harkness, C. Jason Throop, Richard Schweder, and Webb Keane himself.
Check out the first instalment of this month’s In the Journals!
Critical public health
Global mental health and its critics: moving beyond the impasse (open access)
The field of Global Mental Health has very quickly engendered a new institutional and research landscape, having recently established a number of its own research centres and training programmes. Under the
We have three special issues to conclude our highlighting of new articles in June! Here they are:
- Surveillance and Embodiment: Dispositifs of Capture, in Body & Society
- Perspectives on patienthood, practitioners and pedagogy, in Medical Humanities
- Childbirth and Reproduction, in Sociology of Health & Illness
And, if you’re looking for more to read, the first part of this month’s roundup …
Here are some articles published in June that may be of interest. Enjoy!
Medical Anthropology Quarterly
Cancer and the Comics: Graphic Narratives and Biolegitimate Lives
Cancer graphic narratives, I argue, are part of a medical imaginary that includes representations of difference and biomedical technology that engage Fassin’s (2009) concept of biolegitimacy. Framed in three parts, the argument first …
Adia Benton and Sa’ed Atshan have edited a special issue of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry called The Clinic in Crisis: Medicine and Politics in the Context of Social Upheaval. Here are the abstracts of the articles in this timely collection.
“Even War has Rules”: On Medical Neutrality and Legitimate Non-violence (open access)
Adia Benton, Sa’ed Atshan
[excerpt] This …
Part I can be found here.
Social Science & Medicine
Where the lay and the technical meet: Using an anthropology of interfaces to explain persistent reproductive health disparities in West Africa
Yannick Jaffré, Siri Suh
Despite impressive global investment in reproductive health programs in West Africa, maternal mortality remains unacceptably high and obstetric care is often inadequate. Fertility is among