Web Roundups

Web Roundup: Organ Transfer in Open Spaces

July’s web roundup will focus on recent conversations around organ transfer and its public perception.  Organ transfer, with its complex and oftentimes invisible circuits of body parts, donors, recipients, doctors, markets and the state, is particularly ripe for intervention by social scientists. Ethan Watters’ profile of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes at Pacific Standard says that her work on organ transfer was, …

In the Journals

In the Journals, July 2014 – Part I

Critical Public Health

“Tracking governance: advice to mothers about managing the behaviour of their children in a leading Canadian women’s magazine during two disease regimes”

Juanne N. Clarke

This paper explores how advice to mothers about raising healthy children differs in two distinct disease regimes as portrayed in articles in the pre-eminent Canadian women’s magazine Chatelaine about 50 years apart,

In the Journals

History of Psychiatric Epidemiology — An International Journal of Epidemiology supplement

The International Journal of Epidemiology just published a special supplement, edited by Anne Lovell and Ezra Susser and entitled “History of Psychiatric Epidemiology.” The supplement consists of an introduction by Lovell and Susser and five articles, the abstracts of which are below.

What might be a history of psychiatric epidemiology? Towards a social history and conceptual account
Anne

Books

Zabala’s Chagas Disease in Argentina

This article is part of the series:

La enfermedad de Chagas en Argentina. Investigación científica, problemas sociales y políticas sanitarias

[Chagas disease in Argentina. Scientific research, social problems and health policies]

By Juan Pablo Zabala

Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina. 2010. 360 pages.

 

“Mal de Chagas” is a disease that affects 2.5 million people in Argentina and 8 million in Latin America. Caused by the parasite …

Announcements

“Globalizing schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders” – a 3-yr doctoral fellowship at CERMES3/EHESS (Paris)

CERMES3 announces a three-year doctoral fellowship (2014-2017) on “Globalizing schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders” financed through the European Research Council project GLOBHEALTH, “From international to global: Knowledge and diseases and the post-war government of health”. The PhD will be defended at the EHESS – Paris.

This doctoral research should centre on a critical history of the development of international …

Announcements

Call for papers – Psychopathological fringes: Historical and social science perspectives on category work in psychiatry

Date: 13./14.2.2015

Venue: Berlin, Institute for the History of Medicine, Dahlem

Organization: Nicolas Henckes, Volker Hess, Emmanuel Delille, Marie Reinholdt, Stefan Reinsch, Lara Rzesnitzek,

Contact: stefanie.voth@charite.de

 

Over the last few years, the revision process of both the DSM and the Chapter V on mental disorders of the ICD has stimulated within psychiatry a series of …