In the Journals

In the Journals, December 2021, part 2

American Anthropologist

Discrimination as a Moderator of the Effects of Acculturation and Cultural Values on Mental Health Among Pregnant and Postpartum Latina Women Molly Fox

It is important to consider how identity, culture, and social adversity influence maternal mental health among Latina women both because this community faces unique cultural stressors and also because factors that undermine women’s mental health
In the Journals

In the Journals, November 2021, Part 2

Science, Technology, and Human Values

A Science of Hope? Tracing Emergent Entanglements between the Biology of Early Life Adversity, Trauma-informed Care, and Restorative Justice (open access)

Ruth Müller and Martha Kenney

The biology of early life adversity explores how social experiences early in life affect physical and psychological health and well-being throughout the life course. In our previous

In the Journals

In The Journals, November 2021, Part 1

The standout themes of this month are: the varying meanings of wellness and well-being, and Covid 19’s effect: on local populations, women and domestic violence, caregivers, and therapy over Zoom. In honor of International Persons with Disabilities Day (Dec. 3rd), I draw your attention to Medical Anthropology’s article about disability access and the Berlin transport system. Happy Reading.

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In the Journals, October 2021, Part 2

Social Studies of Science

Cultivated co-production: Sexual health, human rights, and the revision of the ICD
Steven Epstein

STS scholars frequently have shown how science and sociopolitical arrangements are ‘co-produced’, typically tracing how scientific actors themselves keep ‘science’ and ‘politics’ far apart. Revealing co-production is therefore deemed the work of the STS analyst, who unearths linkages that the actors might …

In the Journals

African Cultural Psychiatry: Special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

Sociocultural contexts of mental illness experience among Africans (open access)
Akin Ojagbemi, Oye Gureje

Even though mental disorders can be found in every culture globally, the lived experience, expression of associated distress, and interpretation as evidence of deviance from acceptable norms are influenced by social and cultural context (Kirmayer, 2001). Hence, the context of mental illness experience should be a key …