Racial Prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals, Difference, and the Politics of Life
by Jonathan Xavier Inda
Ashgate, 2014, 148 pages.
Racial Prescriptions provides an eloquent and theoretically-engaged account of the story of BiDil, a pharmaceutical that has become an iconic case for scholars of race in science and medicine. When BiDil was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in …
We know, we know: you’ve been overloaded with end-of-the-year lists and it’s already 2015 in most of the world, so we’ll be quick. On behalf of the Editorial Collaborative, we offer a big thanks to all of our series and section editors – they’re named below – our book reviewers, our guest contributors, and of course, our readers.
Here’s a …
16th – 18th July 2015
Culver Arts Center
University of California, Riverside
Call for Papers
The theme of this year’s conference, Spaces of Care, invites us to think about space as a critical element in health care and comics. Receiving medical treatment can affect how we relate to and interact with each other and our environments. Medical care is often …
Migrants in Translation: Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy
By Cristiana Giordano
University of California Press, 2014, 288 pages.
Exploring the political entailments of rehabilitating “victims of human trafficking” in Italy, Migrants in Translation speaks to the often puzzling disjuncture between recent anthropological and public discourses concerning migrant care and integration: while anthropology’s critiques have led, …
For those of you who think that time is moving too quickly this holiday season, welcome back to November! Here is the belated second “In the Journals” post for November 2014. Enjoy!
Annual Review of Anthropology
On the Verge of Death: Visions of Biological Vulnerability
This article considers how anthropologists and other social scientists examine biosecurity as an …
What role should mental health care professionals play in helping heal psychical wounds exposed in the aftermath of Ferguson and New York?
This question lies at the heart of calls that emerged from within psychiatry, psychology, social work, and other mental health professions over the weeks since grand jury deliberations ended, and protests began, in cities across the country. Professional …