In the Journals

In the Journals, November Part 2

For those of you who think that time is moving too quickly this holiday season, welcome back to November! Here is the belated second “In the Journals” post for November 2014. Enjoy!

Annual Review of Anthropology

On the Verge of Death: Visions of Biological Vulnerability

Carlo Caduff

This article considers how anthropologists and other social scientists examine biosecurity as an

In the Journals

In the Journals, December 2014 – Part I

Here is the first installment of this month’s coverage of current journal articles.

 New Genetics and Society

 Scientific Motherhood, Responsibility, and Hope: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in South Korea
Yeonbo Jeong

 This paper explores how concepts of hope, motherhood, responsibility, and science are mobilized and transformed in the marketing strategies of private cord blood banks in South Korea. Cord blood

In the Journals

Global Mental Health — Two Special Journal Issues

Two journals recently published special issues on the emergence of Global Mental Health as a coherent, recognizable “formation of knowledge and practice seeking to address mental illness on a global scale” (Bemme and D’souza 2012). Together, the articles address the contours of the category, as well as the challenges and possibilities it presents, from a range of perspectives.…

In the Journals

In the Journals: November 2014, Part I

Happy November! Please find below the first half of this month’s roundup including selections from American Ethnologist; Health; Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine; and Social Theory and Health. In addition, Medical Anthropology Theory (MAT) went live this month. There is a previous write-up on MAT on Somatosphere—you can find it here. Enjoy.

American Ethnologist

The paradoxical victim: Intimate

In the Journals

The Lancet Commission on Culture and Health

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Recently, A. David Napier and colleagues published their executive summary from The Lancet Commission on Culture and Health (The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9954, pp. 1607-1639, 1 November 2014). 
They write:

This Commission is the first ever detailed appraisal of the role of culture in health, bringing together voices from different fields, including anthropologists, social scientists, and …

In the Journals

In the Journals — October 2014, Part II

Below you will find Part II of our journal coverage for October…

 

Disability and the Global South

 Special Issue:

Globalizing Mental Health or Pathologising the Global South? Mapping the Ethics, Theory and Practice of Global Mental Health

China Mills and Suman Fernando

 

Critical Public Health

 Food as pharma: marketing nutraceuticals to India’s rural poor

Alice Street

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