A short round up this month. This month’s collection will be most valuable for those interested in topics such as: childbirth, immigration and health, disability and Disability Studies, and Public Health.
Health, Risk, and Society
Caesarean or vaginarean epidemics ? Techno-birth, risk and obstetric practice in Turkey (Open Access)
Caesarean sections (C-sections) have become a substitute for vaginal
The July 2019 issue of Science, Technology & Human Values has a special issue, titled “Emerging Biotechnologies and the Reconfiguration of Mental Health”.
The Death of the Clinic? Emerging Biotechnologies and the Reconfiguration of Mental Health (open access)
Jonas Rüppel, Torsten H. Voigt
This guest editorial opens with a brief overview of the transformations of medicine and mental
This month’s articles would be of specific interest for anyone looking to read up on topics of risk and health, the politics of standardized evidence, the boundaries of science and “pseudoscience”, the politics of health and place, the expansion of online platforms in healthcare, and self-tracking technologies.
Critical Public Health
Misdirection in the Margins of Malaria Elimination Methods (open …
Here are a selection of articles from June. The topics include issues of translation in social studies of medicine, access to health care, and many others.
Whose Global, Which Health? Unsettling Collaboration With Careful Equivocation (open access)
The recent push for multidisciplinary collaboration confronts anthropologists with a long‐standing ethnographic problem. The terms we have to
Here is the journal round-up for May! A very interesting batch of articles this month, including the very timely section in Cultural Anthropology on Reproductive Rights in the Age of Trump and Brexit. Also of note in Social Science & Medicine a Special Issue on Contextualizing Productive Ageing in Asia. Happy reading!
“Father released me”: Accelerating care, temporal …
Many thought-provoking items in the journals this month, from interesting articles, to two photo essay in Medicine Anthropology Theory. Enjoy!
Struggling to Be a “Happy Self”? Psychotherapy and the Medicalization of Unhappiness in Uganda
This article is an ethnographic study of emergent discourses, practices, and institutions focused on mental health and psychotherapy in Uganda. It compares