Many thought-provoking items in the journals this month, from interesting articles, to two photo essay in Medicine Anthropology Theory. Enjoy!
Struggling to Be a “Happy Self”? Psychotherapy and the Medicalization of Unhappiness in Uganda
This article is an ethnographic study of emergent discourses, practices, and institutions focused on mental health and psychotherapy in Uganda. It compares
The March 2019 issue of Ethos, organized by Neely Myers and Kristin E. Yarris, focuses on “Extraordinary Conditions, Global Psychiatric Care, and Moral Subjectivity.” The collection closes with commentary by Elizabeth Bromley and Cheryl Mattingly.
Beyond the “Crazy House”: Mental/Moral Breakdowns and Moral Agency in First‐Episode Psychosis
This paper draws on a two‐year, longitudinal, prospective study of
Here are some highlights from the journals in March 2019, including a special issue of Medical Anthropology Quarterly dedicated to human-animal health in medical anthropology. Enjoy!
Crossing Bodily, Social, and Intimate Boundaries: How Class, Ethnic, and Gender Differences Are Reproduced in Medical Training in Mexico
Vania Smith‐Oka Megan K. Marshalla
Bodies are useful instruments for understanding the reproduction …
The History of Anthropology Newsletter has published a Special Focus section on Canguilhem’s “The Living and Its Milieu” (1952). The section includes six open access essays, and here are some excerpts. Enjoy!
Editors’ Introduction: As Adventurous as Life (open access)
Gabriel Coren and Cameron Brinitzer
[…] The traditional objects and concepts in the human and interpretive sciences are not always
Here are some highlights from the journals in February 2019. Enjoy!
Cultural Anthropology (Open Access)
Cultural Anthropology brings us multiple articles of interest, plus a collection of essays on the topic of reproductive politics in the age of Trump and Brexit, edited by Faye Ginsburg and Sarah Franklin. The essays in the collection are available (open access…
The January roundup from the journals. Happy Reading!
Body & Society
Why Kinesthesia, Tactility and Affectivity Matter: Critical and Constructive Perspectives
This article offers critical and constructive perspectives essential to understanding living bodies, and, in effect, to showing that kinesthesia, tactility and affectivity matter because they are central to animate life. Critical perspectives focus on practices that distance