In the Journals

Special Issue: Immigrant Workers, Structural Vulnerability, and Occupational Injury

The December 2018 issue of Anthropology of Work Review is a special issue titled, “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Immigrant Workers, Structural Vulnerability, and Occupational Injury.” Here are the abstracts.

Workers’ Decompensation: Engaged Research with Injured Im/migrant Workers
Dvera I. Saxton, Angela Stuesse

[excerpt] This special issue brings together ethnographic perspectives on the intersections …

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Special Issue of BioSocieties: Empirical engagements with environmental epigenetics from the lab to the clinic

The December 2018 issue of BioSocieties is a collection on epigenetics. Here are the abstracts. Enjoy!

Situating the biosocial: Empirical engagements with environmental epigenetics from the lab to the clinic (open access)
Stephanie Lloyd, Ruth Müller

[excerpt] Few life science research fields have met with as ambivalent a response in the social sciences as environmental epigenetics, an emerging …

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In the Journals, December 2018

From the journals in December 2018, here’s some new reading for the first days of the new year. Enjoy!

Medicine Anthropology Theory (Open Access)

But are they actually healthier? Challenging the health/wellness divide through the ethnography of embodied ecological heritage (open access)
Kristina Baines

A holistic definition of ‘health’ remains difficult to operationalize, despite decades of attempts by …

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In the Journals, November 2018

Here are some highlights from last month’s journals. Enjoy!

American Ethnologist

Contractual dependencies: Disability and the bureaucracy of begging in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (open access)
Clara Devlieger

One of the most conspicuous livelihood strategies for physically disabled people in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is a particular style of begging known locally as “doing documents.” Confronted with the …

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In the Journals–October 2018

Late but still lively: it’s October’s installation of In the Journals.

Annual Review of Anthropology

Ethics in Human Biology: A Historical Perspective on Present Challenges

Joanna Radin

The practice of human biology requires the negotiation of a range of ethical issues, including the politics of race and indigeneity, the appropriate use of research materials, and the relationship between researchers and …

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In the Journals – September 2018, Part II

And now for Part II for September. Enjoy!

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Mutable environments and permeable human bodies

Margaret Lock

Geologists have declared an epochal transition to the Anthropocene, formally recognizing humans as the driving force of destructive global change; a distinction can no longer be made between human history and natural history. Certain commentators argue that Capitalocene