In the Journals

In the Journals, June 2018 (Part I of II)

Lots and lots to read this month, starting with an article by our In the Journals contributor Julia Kowalski in Political and Legal Anthropology Review:

Bureaucratizing Sensitivity: Documents and Expertise in North Indian Antiviolence Counseling

Julia Kowalski

Following transnational legal standards, India’s antidomestic violence legislation is designed to sensitize the state to gendered violence by appointing nongovernmental organizations to help

Features

Respect, care, and labor in collaborative scholarly projects

As members of Somatosphere’s Editorial Collaborative, we have been following the unfolding crisis surrounding Hau with profound concern (Agro 2018, Flaherty 2018). As others have noted, this crisis has revealed multiple structural issues that deserve intense engagement beyond the specifics of the individual case: open-access (OA), digital scholarship and publication, yes, but also academic power, precarity, and vulnerability;

Web Roundups

Web Roundup: Abortion Access

This month, and especially this past week, has seen immense media coverage of abortion access, both in the United States and abroad. A recent study out of UCSF has shown that abortion is extremely safe, with lower post-procedure ER visits than many other routine surgical procedures. However, despite the safety of this medical procedure, abortion is still highly …

In the Journals

Special Issue: Georges Canguilhem

The June 2018 issue of Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science is an issue about Georges Canguilhem’s life, work and intellectual legacies. The journal is open access, and all of the articles below can be accessed here. Enjoy!

Dossier Georges Canguilhem: Introduction (open access) 
Fábio Ferreira de Almeida

[excerpt] Almost everywhere one hears people saying that …

Features

The Power and Precarity of Global Health Partnerships

A recent issue of Medicine Anthropology Theory devoted to the critique of global health partnerships (GHPs) raises a question of great significance to many Somatosphere readers: ‘In real world partnerships… after proposed innovations are tested, community health workers are trained, or an intervention has been piloted, what happens next?’ (Okeke 2018, 10). All too often, the answer is ‘little if …

Features

We Need to Talk About “Gun Violence”: Reflections on Terminology and Contexts of Violence

This article is part of the series:

Among the many political challenges of our time, gun violence in America has emerged as one of the most divisive. A retreat into partisan communities prevents us from considering the complexity or lived experiences of our political opponents. The fears and insecurities of each group are projected onto the other. Both consume media that influences how they are likely to …