In the Journals

In the Journals April 2019

Many thought-provoking items in the journals this month, from interesting articles, to two photo essay in Medicine Anthropology Theory. Enjoy!

Current Anthropology

Struggling to Be a “Happy Self”? Psychotherapy and the Medicalization of Unhappiness in Uganda

Julia Vorhölter

This article is an ethnographic study of emergent discourses, practices, and institutions focused on mental health and psychotherapy in Uganda. It compares

In the Journals

Ethos Special Thematic Collection: “Extraordinary Conditions, Global Psychiatric Care, and Moral Subjectivity”

The March 2019 issue of Ethos, organized by Neely Myers and Kristin E. Yarris, focuses on “Extraordinary Conditions, Global Psychiatric Care, and Moral Subjectivity.” The collection closes with commentary by Elizabeth Bromley and Cheryl Mattingly.

Beyond the “Crazy House”: Mental/Moral Breakdowns and Moral Agency in First‐Episode Psychosis
Neely Myers

This paper draws on a two‐year, longitudinal, prospective study of

In the Journals

In the Journals, March 2019

Here are some highlights from the journals in March 2019, including a special issue of Medical Anthropology Quarterly dedicated to human-animal health in medical anthropology. Enjoy!

American Anthropologist

Crossing Bodily, Social, and Intimate Boundaries: How Class, Ethnic, and Gender Differences Are Reproduced in Medical Training in Mexico

Vania Smith‐Oka  Megan K. Marshalla

Bodies are useful instruments for understanding the reproduction …

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Canguilhem’s Milieu Today, in History of Anthropology Newsletter

The History of Anthropology Newsletter has published a Special Focus section on Canguilhem’s “The Living and Its Milieu” (1952). The section includes six open access essays, and here are some excerpts. Enjoy!

Editors’ Introduction: As Adventurous as Life (open access)
Gabriel Coren and Cameron Brinitzer

[…] The traditional objects and concepts in the human and interpretive sciences are not always

In the Journals

In The Journals, January 2019

The January roundup from the journals. Happy Reading!

Body & Society

Why Kinesthesia, Tactility and Affectivity Matter: Critical and Constructive Perspectives

Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

This article offers critical and constructive perspectives essential to understanding living bodies, and, in effect, to showing that kinesthesia, tactility and affectivity matter because they are central to animate life. Critical perspectives focus on practices that distance