In the Journals

In the Journals, October 2020, Part I

Annual Review of Anthropology

Beyond the Household: Caribbean Families and Biocultural Models of Alloparenting
Robin G. Nelson

Alloparental or extramaternal care is an integral aspect of human childrearing. This behavior has been explored both as an extension of the primary mother–infant dyad that evolved to meet the demands of altricial offspring and as an economic exchange of energy and resources.

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Special Issue: Doing the individual and the collective in forensic genetics: governance, race and restitution

BioSocieties has a new open-access special issue titled, “Doing the individual and the collective in forensic genetics: governance, race and restitution.” Edited by Amade M’charek and Peter Wade, this collection takes race as a central concern and traces “the kind of work that forensic genetics is made to do; the kind of (legal, political, societal) infrastructures necessary …

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Special Issue: Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease

American Anthropologist has a new open-access Vital Topics Forum titled, Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease. Edited by Alyshia Gálvez, Megan Carney, and Emily Yates-Doerr, this special issue presents a collection of essays that “revisit the question of how to both conceptualize chronic disease and theorize violence and its structures.”

Critical Perspectives on the Microbiome
Megan A. Carney

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In the Journals, September 2020, Part 2

Anthropology & Medicine

What drives distress? Rethinking the roles of emotion and diagnosis among people with diabetes in Nairobi, Kenya
Emily Mendenhall, Abednego Musau, Edna Bosire, Victoria Musito, David Ndetei, Melanie Rock

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition that both results from and produces social and psychological suffering. As ‘diabetes’ increases among low income patients in poorer nations, new

In the Journals

In the Journals, August 2020, Part 2

Social Science & Medicine

Rural gerontological health: Emergent questions for research, policy and practice

Laura I.L.Poulina, Mark W.Skinnera, NeilHanlon

This article explores what can be learned from the evolution of rural gerontology as a field of study to inform a more critical approach to the health of rural older adults. To counter the prevailing essentialism of highlighting the rural health …