In the Journals

Special Issue: Sensing Race as a Ghost Variable in Science, Technology, and Medicine

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

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In the Journals, July 2020 (Part 2)

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

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In the Journals, July Part I

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

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Special Issue: The Global Psyche (Open Access)

Medical Anthropology Quarterly has published a special issue, edited by Dominique P. Béhague and Kenneth MacLeish, featuring articles that “examine diverse incarnations of what might be called the global psyche,” asking how the global and the psyche “appear…as mutually constituting descriptors and objects of intervention, but hailed into existence, actively produced, struggled over, and made into sites of new …

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Special Issue: Framing “Post-AIDS” and Global Health Discourses in 2015 and Beyond

The Journal of Medical Humanities has released a special issue, edited by Gráinne O’Connell, that “analyses the relevance, or possible critiques, of ‘post-AIDS’ rhetoric and global health discourses via interdisciplinary perspectives.”

Introduction: Framing ‘Post-AIDS’ and Global Health Discourses in 2015 and Beyond (open access)
Gráinne O’Connell

This special issue, entitled “Post-AIDS’ and Global Health Discourses: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,’ emerged from a …

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Special Issue: Behind the Measures of Maternal Health

Social Science & Medicine has published a special issue called “Behind the Measures of Maternal Health, Ethnographic Accounts of Inventory and Intervention,” edited by Jan Brunson and Siri Suh. These articles offer “an ethnographic interrogation of contemporary metrics and ontologies of intervention enacted in the global South, investigates ‘behind the measures’ of maternal and reproductive health: the imperfect but pragmatic …