In the Journals

Special Issue: Critical perspectives on US global health partnerships in Africa and beyond

The open-access journal Medicine Anthropology Theory  has published a special collection of essays titled “Critical perspectives on US global health partnerships in Africa and beyond.” Here are the abstracts:

Introduction: Critical perspectives on US global health partnerships in Africa and beyond 
Nora Kenworthy, Lynn M. Thomas, Johanna Crane

[Excerpt] […] This issue examines the longue durée of partnerships …

In the Journals

Special Issue: Psychopathological Fringes

History of the Human Sciences (31[2]) has published a special issue about “zones of uncertainty that defy psychopathology’s order of things.” The issue, Psychopathological Fringes: Knowledge making and boundary work in 20th century psychiatry, is edited by Nicolas Henckes, Volker Hess, and Marie Reinholdt. Enjoy!

Exploring the fringes of psychopathology: Boundary entities, category work and other borderline phenomena in

In the Journals

Special Issue: Genomics and Genetic Medicine

Anthropology & Medicine (Vol 25 [1]) brings us a special issue on Genomics and Genetic Medicine, edited by Sahra Gibbon, Susie Kilshaw & Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner. See below for the abstracts!

Genomics and genetic medicine: pathways to global health? (open access)
Sahra Gibbon, Susie Kilshaw & Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner

[Excerpt] This special issue of Anthropology and Medicine contributes to …

In the Journals

Special Issue: Cognitive Disability

The most recent issue of The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology is a special issue on Cognitive Disability, edited by Patrick McKearney and Tyler Zoanni. Enjoy!

Introduction: For an Anthropology of Cognitive Disability (open access)
Patrick McKearney and Tyler Zoanni

How can we study significant cognitive differences within social groups anthropologically? Attempting to do so challenges some of …

Web Roundups

Web Roundup: Women, Withdrawal, and Antidepressants

In April, an article in the New York Times caused a stir with the headline, “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit.” The piece begins with a young woman who “would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper.” Over a period of months of trying …

Books

Agustin Fuentes’s The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

Agustín Fuentes

Penguin, 2017, 352 pages

 

Agustín Fuentes’ The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional (Fuentes, 2017) identifies creativity and an ability to cooperate at an unprecedented scale as key driving forces in human evolution. Setting this book apart from others about the evolution of human mental and social faculties …