Books

Jonathan Xavier Inda’s Racial Prescriptions

PPCspine22mmRacial 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 …

Features

2014 in Review

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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 …

Books

Cristiana Giordano’s Migrants in Translation

9780520276666Migrants 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, …

In the Journals

In the Journals, November Part 2

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

Carlo Caduff

This article considers how anthropologists and other social scientists examine biosecurity as an

Features

Psychiatry After Ferguson

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 …