In the Journals

Anthropology Goes Public in the VA — A special issue of the Annals of Anthropological Practice

VA coverThe current issue of the Annals of Anthropological Practice is a special issue, entitled, “Anthropology Goes Public in the VA.” Guest-edited by Karen Besterman-Dahan and Alison Hamilton, the issue contains seven articles organized thematically around discussions of what it means to be an anthropologist in the VA, the kinds of interventions anthropologists are making, and the often marginalized …

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In the Journals, September 2014 – Part II

As a follow-up to Anna’s post, here are additional September articles of interest.

Anthropology and Medicine 
Special Issue: Mediating Medical Technologies: Flows, Frictions and New Socialities

Medical technologies: flows, frictions and new socialities
Anita Hardon & Eileen Moyer

While social scientists often highlight the way medical technologies mediate biomedical hegemony, this special issue focuses on the creative and often

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In the Journals, September 2014 – Part I

Here’s the first selection of articles published in September. Enjoy!

American Anthropologist 

Resisting Commensurability: Against Informed Consent as an Anthropological Virtue
Kirsten Bell

In this article, I examine anthropology’s embrace of the informed consent doctrine at the end of the 1990s. Although acknowledging its utility in resolving the tensions between disciplinary ideals of openness in field research and the diverse

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New Modes of Understanding and Acting on Human Difference in Autism Research, Advocacy, and Care — A special issue of BioSocieties

The current issue of BioSocieties is a special issue, entitled “New Modes of Understanding and Acting on Human Difference in Autism Research, Advocacy, and Care” and edited by Gil Eyal, Des Fitzgerald, Eva Gillis-Buck, Brendan Hart, Martine D. Lappé, Daniel Navon and Sarah S. Richardson. Abstracts and links to the articles are below….

New modes of understanding and

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In the Journals (August 2014)

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of In the Journals, just in time to kick off the transition from summer back to the start of the academic year. Without further ado…

 

American Ethnologist 

Infrastructure and interpretation: meters, dams, and state imagination in Scotland and India

Leo Coleman

The technical infrastructures of modern life—energy, communications, transport—stand at the juncture …

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In the Journals, July 2014 – Part I

Critical Public Health

“Tracking governance: advice to mothers about managing the behaviour of their children in a leading Canadian women’s magazine during two disease regimes”

Juanne N. Clarke

This paper explores how advice to mothers about raising healthy children differs in two distinct disease regimes as portrayed in articles in the pre-eminent Canadian women’s magazine Chatelaine about 50 years apart,