In the Journals

In the Journals, February 2014

The shortest month, February often seems to be shorter on new journal content, as well, falling as it does between months where biannually-, triannually-, or quarterly-publishing journal’s issues are released. However, this month saw the publication of, in addition to the work below, three (!) special issues, written up in other Somatosphere posts:

The journal Health, Risk & Society has …

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From Health Behaviours to Health Practices: Critical Perspectives — A Special Issue of Sociology of Health & Illness

The journal Sociology of Health & Illness has just published a special issue, entitled “From Health Behaviours to Health Practices: Critical Perspectives.” The articles and their abstracts are listed below:

From health behaviours to health practices: An introduction
Simon Cohn

The concept of health behaviour has become ubiquitous in health-related research and intervention studies, as well as among policymakers. Developed

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Risk, Pregnancy and Childbirth — A Special Issue of Health, Risk & Society

The current issue of Health, Risk & Society is a  special issue, entitled “Risk, Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Along with an introduction by Barbara Katz Rothman, the issue contains seven articles organized around four thematic areas. The abstracts are listed below.

Pregnancy, birth and risk: An introduction
Barbara Katz Rothman 

In this introduction, I use my nearly 40 years of work

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Structural Stigma and Population Health — A special issue of Social Science and Medicine

The current issue of Social Science and Medicine is a special issue, entitled “Structural Stigma and Population Health.” A wide-ranging issue, spanning disciplines, methodological approaches, bodily conditions, and countries, it is well worth checking out. As editors Mark Hatzenbuehler and Bruce Link write in their introduction, the issue grows out of work done by the Structural Stigma and Population …

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Naturecultures: Science, Affect and the Non-human — A special section of Theory, Culture & Society

Theory, Culture & Society’s annual review issue of 2013 had a fascinating special section edited by Joanna Latimer and Mara Miele and entitled, “Naturecultures: Science, Affect and the Non-human.”

The article abstracts are as follows:

Natureculture’s? Science, Affect and the Non-human
Joanna Latimer and Mara Miele

Rather than focus on effects, the isolatable and measureable outcomes of events and interventions,