Policing at the Synapse: Ferguson, Race, and the Disability Politics of the Teen Brain

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In February 2014, University of Missouri (“Mizzou”) students made national news when they formed a human wall to protest the Westboro Baptist Church’s presence on their campus. Westboro arrived to denounce Michael Sam, a gay “Mizzou Tiger” who would become the first openly gay NFL player. Mizzou students eagerly donned “Stand with Sam” rainbow buttons and “WE ARE ALL COMOSEXUAL” …


Coming of Age on Psychiatric Meds

Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are

by Katherine Sharpe

HarperCollins, 2012

336 pp, US$14.99 paperback


Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up

by Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Beacon Press, 2012

248 pp, US$25.95 hardcover


Remarkably (or perhaps not remarkably at all if we take synchronicity seriously) two books …

In the Journals

“Psychological Anthropology and Adolescent Well-Being”: A Special Journal Issue

The December 2011 issue of Ethos is a special issue, entitled “Psychological Anthropology and Adolescent Well-Being: Steps toward Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice.” Building upon recent interest in policy- and practice-based collaboration among the psychological anthropology community, the issue enacts such collaboration by pairing original research articles with commentary by policy experts and practitioners. As the editors, Eileen …