In the Journals

In the Journals, April 2014 – Part I

Here is the first installment of April’s “In the Journals.”  Enjoy!

In the Journal of Aging Studies,

Permanent personhood or meaningful decline? Toward a critical anthropology of successful aging
Sarah Lamb

The current North American successful aging movement offers a particular normative model of how to age well, one tied to specific notions of individualist personhood especially valued in

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In the Journals, March 2014 — Part II

And here is the second part of the March journal roundup!

Once again, there are several special issues, which have been detailed elsewhere on Somatosphere:

Critique of Anthropology, “Critical Perspectives on Multispecies Ethnography”

Theory, Culture and Society, “Social Theory after Strathern”

Global Public Health, “HIV Scale-Up and the Politics of Global Health”

Science, Technology, & Human Values, “The Conceptual and

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The Conceptual and the Empirical: Expanding STS — A Special Issue of Science, Technology, & Human Values

The journal Science, Technology, & Human Values has a special issue currently, entitled, “The Conceptual and the Empirical – Expanding STS.” The details of the six articles composing the issue follow below:

The Conceptual and the Empirical in Science and Technology Studies
Christopher Gad and David Ribes

It is the purpose of this special issue to acknowledge the

In the Journals

In the Journals, March 2014 – Part I

BioSocieties

Beyond the “Therapeutic Misconceptions”: Research, Care and Moral Friction
Sarah Wadmann and Klaus Hoeyer

In research ethics regulation, health care and research are depicted as serving distinct goals, and policies are in place to prevent what is seen as patients’ misconceived understanding of research as health care. On the basis of ethnographic research in four Danish hospitals in conjunction

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HIV Scale-Up and the Politics of Global Health — A Special Issue of Global Public Health

A recent issue of the journal Global Public Health was a notable double special issue on “HIV Scale-Up and the Politics of Global Health,” edited by Nora J. Kenworthy and Richard Parker. As the editors write in their introduction:

[W]e embark on this special issue at a particular disjuncture in the history of the epidemic. Just over