Science & Medicine
gerontological health: Emergent questions for research, policy and practice
Mark W.Skinnera, NeilHanlon
This article explores what can be learned from the evolution
of rural gerontology as a field of study to inform a more critical approach to
the health of rural older adults. To counter the prevailing essentialism of
highlighting the rural health …
This post includes articles published in both April 2020 and July 2020.
In April, Technology and Culture featured a special section on Rethinking Reproductive Technologies and Modernities in Time and Space.
Social Science and Medicine
“Cutting out the surrogate: Caesarean sections in the Mexican surrogacy industry”
Childbirth practices shed light on cultural values, ideologies of gender
Cultural Anthropology (Open Access)
Exhuming Dead Persons: Forensic Science and the Making of Post-fascist Publics in Spain (open access)
Jonah S. Rubin
Four decades after the fall of its dictator, Spain still refuses to undertake its legal and moral responsibilities to locate the disappeared. This essay examines how Spanish activists use forensic exhumations to transform the political status of Franco’s
The journal Science, Technology, and Human Values has released a special issue edited by Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young that highlights the invisibility of race in different techno-scientific arenas.
Introduction: Sensing Race as a Ghost Variable in Science, Technology, and Medicine
Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young
Ghost variables are variables in program languages that do not correspond to physical entities. This
Critical Public Health
Hostage to Fortune: an Empirical Study of the Tobacco Industry’s Business Strategies since the Advent of e-cigarettes (open access)
Marisa de Andrade, Kathryn Angus, Gerard Hastings, Nikolina Angelova
The tobacco market has been transformed by the arrival of e-cigarettes and array of alternative nicotine delivery systems (ANDS). Public health has struggled to cope with these changes
Because of a COVID mix-up, this month we are reviewing articles published in April, along with our regular July entry. In April, the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute featured a special issue on Mind and Spirit: A Comparative Theory , edited by Tanya Luhrmann. Enjoy reading.
Critical Public Health
Disadvantaged, outnumbered, and discouraged: women’s experiences as healthy volunteers in …