Books

Todd Meyers’ The Clinic and Elsewhere

Todd Meyers, our own book review editor here at Somatosphere and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University, has written a phenomenal book titled The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy, which should be on the bookshelf of any social scientist interested in biomedicine’s clinical practices and spaces, as well as, of course, …

Books

Addiction Trajectories: an interview

Will Garriott and I have an interview up at Points: the blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society in which we discuss our recently released edited volume Addiction Trajectories (Duke UP, 2013).  The Points editors always ask their interviewees to first describe their book “in terms your bartender could understand” and here’s our attempt:

In Addiction Trajectories we wanted

Features

Medicine and Science, Unpredicted

It is somewhat predictable that at a weekend-long workshop medical anthropologists and STS scholars would, first, talk a lot about bodies and, second, discuss the politics of their knowledge production.  What is not predictable is what happens when the workshop also includes a few cultural anthropologists, philosophers, and medical doctors; and allows a much longer-than-usual amount of time for paper …

In the Journals

Cultures of the internet: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

The latest issue of Transcultural Psychiatry is devoted to “Cultures of the Internet” – also the title of the 2011 McGill Advanced Study Institute (ASI) in Cultural Psychiatry at which many of the papers were originally presented.  In our introductory essay to the issue, Laurence Kirmayer, Sadeq Rahimi and I examine some of the issues which the Internet and other …

Features

Top of the heap: Jamie Saris and Elizabeth Wilson

This article is part of the series:

For the latest “Top of the heap” we have lists from A. Jamie Saris of the Department of Anthropology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Elizabeth A. Wilson of Emory University’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

 

A. Jamie Saris

C. Jason Throop, Suffering and Sentiment: Exploring the Vicissitudes of Experience and Pain in Yap (University …

Features

Recently-funded Transdisciplinary Integrated HIV Prevention Project: Overview and challenges

[Editorial: Since April 2012, Transcriptions has been an eclectic group of scholars/activists interested in building a critical engagement between disciplines and fields of action on the intersections of global health and HIV. We’ve been intentionally open and sought to include activists, physicians, epidemiologists, anthropologists, policy makers, and others in an interdisciplinary conversation. Some of us met at the inaugural