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
(Editor’s Note: The beginning of 2015 seemed a good time to quickly turn back to the end of 2014 and wrap-up the final month’s journal posting, reminding us of the wealth of research that was presented over the course of the last year. The first part of December’s post can be found here.)
“The World’s Back Womb?”: …
For those of you who think that time is moving too quickly this holiday season, welcome back to November! Here is the belated second “In the Journals” post for November 2014. Enjoy!
Annual Review of Anthropology
On the Verge of Death: Visions of Biological Vulnerability
This article considers how anthropologists and other social scientists examine biosecurity as an …
Here is the first installment of this month’s coverage of current journal articles.
New Genetics and Society
Scientific Motherhood, Responsibility, and Hope: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in South Korea
This paper explores how concepts of hope, motherhood, responsibility, and science are mobilized and transformed in the marketing strategies of private cord blood banks in South Korea. Cord blood
Two journals recently published special issues on the emergence of Global Mental Health as a coherent, recognizable “formation of knowledge and practice seeking to address mental illness on a global scale” (Bemme and D’souza 2012). Together, the articles address the contours of the category, as well as the challenges and possibilities it presents, from a range of perspectives.…