In the Journals

Global Mental Health: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

This special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry addresses the growing field of Global Mental Health. As the organizers state in their introduction to the issue,

“Over the past decade, efforts in Global Mental Health (GMH) have significantly evolved in parallel with critical commentary on its claims and interventions. The initial debate between global and local, universalist and culturalist, emic and etic

In the Journals

Indigenous Mental Health: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry (OA)

This open-access special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry examines mental health among Indigenous populations, with an emphasis on research. As the organizers state in their introduction, the articles in this issue “illustrate some of the distinctive ethical, conceptual and methodological challenges in contemporary Indigenous mental health research.” They continue:

In most parts of the world, Indigenous peoples have experienced colonization

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Loneliness: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

The October 2020 issue of Transcultural Psychiatry addresses the concept of loneliness anthropologically. As the special issue editors state in their introduction:

“In recent years, loneliness has been increasingly recognized as a social issue, a public health concern, and even a global epidemic. […] The feeling of being lonely, of being left behind, and the fear of abandonment and social

In the Journals

In the Journals – October 2020, Pt. 2

Social Studies of Science

Who’s afraid of Ebola? Epidemic fires and locative fears in the Information Age (OA)

Wesley Shrum, John Aggrey, Andre Campos, Janaina Pamplona da Costa, Jan Joseph, Pablo Kreimer, Rhiannon Kroeger, Leandro Rodriguez Medina

Epidemics have traditionally been viewed as the widespread occurrence of infectious disease within a community, or a sudden increase above what is typical. …

In the Journals

In the Journals, October 2020, Part I

Annual Review of Anthropology

Beyond the Household: Caribbean Families and Biocultural Models of Alloparenting
Robin G. Nelson

Alloparental or extramaternal care is an integral aspect of human childrearing. This behavior has been explored both as an extension of the primary mother–infant dyad that evolved to meet the demands of altricial offspring and as an economic exchange of energy and resources.