Here are some of the journal articles that have been published in March 2015. Enjoy!
New Genetics and Society
Origin stories from a regional placenta tissue collection (open access)
Maria Fannin and Julie Kent
Twenty-three years ago when women and their children were recruited to a longitudinal genetic epidemiological study during pregnancy, placentas were collected at birth. This
This month’s post is extra large, as it gathers the tail end of last month as well. Also, if you haven’t already, check out the special issues listed at the end of this post. Enjoy!
January 2015, Part 2 (You can find Part 1 here)
Anthropologies In and Of Evidence Making In Global Health Research and Policy…
In one last “belated” post, the inaugural issue of the new online journal, Medicine Anthropology Theory (or MAT), went up in December! The issue can be found here. In addition to an essay by editors Eileen Moyer and Vinh-Kim Nguyen on the journal itself and how they envision it, there are research articles, think pieces, a photo essay, …
I must apologize for the belated notice, but I want to draw attention to the December issue of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, which is a special issue entitled “The Practice of Constraint in Psychiatry: Emergent Forms of Care and Control.” Of the issue and its five articles, the guest editors, Paul Brodwin and Livia Velpry, write of …
The first issue of Medical Anthropology in 2015 is a special issue, entitled “Ethics, Epistemology, and Engagement: Encountering Values in Medical Anthropology.” In their eponymous introduction to the issue, Hansjörg Dilger, Susann Huschke, and Dominik Mattes write:
The contributions of this special issue discuss moments of uncertainty and friction that researchers experience regarding the ethicality of their research.
Welcome to 2015 in reading! Below are interesting abstracts from current issues of medical anthropology journals.
Critical Public Health
The pedagogy of disgust: the ethical, moral and political implications of using disgust in public health campaigns
The developers of public health campaigns have often attempted to elicit disgust to persuade members of their target audiences to change their