And now for a very belated February post (not even the extra day could help this year…). However, there is much to dig in to here, including two special issues, “The Sociology of Health Care Safety and Quality” in Sociology of Health & Illness and “Anthropology and Medical Photography: Ethnographic, Critical and Comparative Perspectives” in Visual Anthropology. Enjoy!
This month’s reading list, part I
The 2015 Refugee Crisis in Europe: Forum
Representing the “European refugee crisis” in Germany and beyond: Deservingness and difference, life and death
Seth M. Holmes, Heide Castaneda
The European refugee crisis has gained worldwide attention with daily media coverage both in and outside Germany. Representations of refugees in media and political discourse
In addition to our regular roundup of journal offerings, the current issue of Medical Anthropology is a special issue, entitled “Diversions of Biomedical Technologies in a Globalized World,” on which we have posted here.
Critical Public Health
Blood and the public body: a study of UK blood donation and research participation
This paper draws on
The current issue of Medical Anthropology is a special issue, entitled “Diversions of Biomedical Technologies in a Globalized World.” As Claire Beaudevin & Laurent Pordié write in their introduction, “Diversion and Globalization in Biomedical Technologies,” the issue’s seven articles confront a series of questions about the drift, detours, uptake, translation, and off-shoots of biomedical technologies:
Find the first half of December’s post here.
New Genetics and Society
Beyond and within public engagement: a broadened approach to engagement in biobanking
Jose A. Cañada, Aaro Tupasela, Karoliina Snell
Social studies on biobanking have traditionally focused on public engagement, that is, engagement with donors, patients and the general public as an important factor of sustainability. In this
Happy New Year to all Somatosphere readers! Hopefully you were able to take a break and came back refreshed and ready to tackle your reading list. Not sure where to start? Start here with the In the Journals December recap. Owing to its length, the round-up is divided into two separate posts. Find the second half here.