Social Science & Medicine
Turning suffering into side effects: Responses to HPV vaccination in Colombia (open access)
Maurizia Mezza, Stuart Blume
How do unpleasant post-vaccination symptoms become recognized as vaccine ‘side effects’? In this paper, we argue that it is not necessarily the logical outcome of scientific verification that it is said to be. The paper draws on
The highlights of August’s In The Journals (Pt.1) are: a Colloquy in Cultural Anthropology on “L’enfer, c’est les autres”: Proximity as an Ethical Problem during COVID-19″; a “double issue” from the Int’l Journal of Social Psychiatry in which the articles about COVID-19 are open access; and a special issue on African Cultural Psychiatry in Transcultural Psychiatry.
Becoming an …
This special issue of Critical Public Health is part two of a series on “Public Health Activism in changing times: relocating collective agency.” As editors Catherine Campbell and Flora Cornish describe in part one, the papers in this issue “challenge [a] ‘one size fits all’ template for activism” by calling for “greater recognition of how the redistribution of health-related …
Science, Technology, & Human Values
Participation in Citizen Science: Insights from the CONECT-e Case Study
Petra Benyei, Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Laura Aceituno-Mata, Laura Calvet-Mir, María Carrascosa-García, Marta Rivera-Ferre, Antonio Perdomo-Molina, Victoria Reyes-García
Citizen science (CS) is growing quickly, given its potential to enhance knowledge coproduction by diverse participants, generating large and global data sets. However, uneven participation in CS is still an important concern. This work aims to
Marc Winz & Ola Söderström
Epidemiological research in psychiatry has established robust evidence of the link between urban living and psychosis, but the situated experience of the city, as well as the precise ecology of psychosis remain largely unexplored.