Announcements

Call for candidates: one-year fellowship at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale of the Collège de France (Paris)

The Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, based at the Collège de France in Paris, will hire a researcher for a one-year post-doctoral contract starting 1st January 2015 to study the perception of animal diseases in Australia.

This position takes part to the project « Social representations of pathogens at the frontiers between species », sponsored by the Axa Research Fund and led …

Features

Experiments with pedagogy: Call for contributions

As teachers, we are increasingly called upon to promote student-centered learning and to build stronger links between teaching and disciplinary research in order to foster a culture that allows students “to take a research-based approach to their lifelong educational development” (Sproken-Smith & Walker, 2010). Scholars, academic administrators and institutions increasingly promote “inquiry-based learning”, a term referring to pedagogical …

Books

Ilana Lӧwy’s Preventive Strikes

Preventive Strikes
Women, Precancer, and prophylactic Surgery

by Ilana Löwy

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010, 344 pages

In April 2014, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified a disturbing correlation between cancer screening and “overtreatment.”   Mammography, it turns out, may result in some women enduring grueling therapies that they do not even need.  In fact, some …

Books

Global Health in Times of Violence

Global Health in Times of Violence

Edited by Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Linda Whiteford and Paul Farmer

SAR Press, 2009, 304 pages

 

Global Heath in Times of Violence is a fantastic book that belongs on the syllabus of every medical anthropology and global health course, particularly those focusing on the social determinants of health. This volume, edited by Barbara Rylko-Bauer, …

In the Journals

Science, Technology, Medicine – and the State: The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850–1980 — A special issue of Science in Context

The journal Science in Context currently has a special issue, entitled “Science, Technology, Medicine – and the State: The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850–1980.” The abstracts for the introduction and articles are listed below:

Introduction: Science, Technology, Medicine – and the State: The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850–1980
Kristin Asdal and Christoph Gradmann

One of the common characteristics