Books

Ann Cvetkovich’s Depression: A Public Feeling

Depression: A Public Feeling

by Ann Cvetkovich

Duke University Press, 2012.  296 pages, US$23.95

 

Faith Wilding’s 1972 installation Crocheted Environment (Womb Room).  The “twisted” “maternal melodrama” of New York cabaret performers Kiki and Herb. A memoir exploring academic anguish, the comfort of familiar bed linen, exhaustion and the sustenance of swimming. Saidiya Hartman’s Lose your Mother: A Journey

In the Journals

Local Responses to Trauma and PTSD: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

The latest issue of Transcultural Psychiatry is devoted to “Local Responses to Trauma and PTSD.” 

The Editorial Introduction by Devon E. Hinton and Laurence J. Kirmayer is titled “Local responses to trauma: Symptom, affect, and healing:”

 “This article provides an introduction to the thematic issue of Transcultural Psychiatry on local responses to trauma. To illustrate how local responses to trauma

Features

From Chicken Sheds to Random Control Trials: A Commentary on the “Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science” Workshop

The “Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science” Workshop – held at the University of Birmingham on July 16, 2013 –  aimed to reaffirm the role of the social sciences in a time when insights from behavioural science such as social psychology, behavioural economics, environmental psychology, neuroeconomics, and neuroscience are increasing being used to justify new policy mechanisms in the …

Features

HIV testing, neoliberal governance, and the new moral regime of gay health in Taiwan

This article is part of the series: ,

Recent developments in global AIDS governance have focused on the need to tackle HIV/AIDS-related stigma, which is regarded as subjecting PLHA to social exclusion and hampering overall prevention efforts. Endorsed by UNAIDS and disseminated by the transnational network of NGOs, de-stigmatisation strategies, either through policy or activism, have come to mark a key aspect of the current glocal response to …

Books

C. Jason Throop’s Suffering and Sentiment

Suffering and sentiment: Exploring the vicissitudes of pain and experience in Yap
C. Jason Throop

University of California Press, 2010. 353 pp.,  US$ 24.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by Abbe Rose Kopra, University of Chicago

In the 1985 ground-breaking work, The body in pain: The making and unmaking of the world, Elaine Scarry ties the “world-destroying” power of pain to its …

Announcements

Call for papers: Designing for Diagnosis and Affect

This call for papers is being circulated by Mark Robinson and Noelle Molé
 

(CFP for 2011 SPA Conference in California)
Designing for Diagnosis and Affect: Modernity and the Future of Feeling

Of late, affect has enjoyed a scholarly renaissance. Psychological anthropology’s invitation to think of affect as so much more than a phenomenon of the individual – has proven quite …