The AusSTS Interdisciplinary
workshop took place at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia from the 3rd
to the 5th of July 2019.
The workshop quite
literally started with a confession of the feeling of insecurity that surfaces
when you step into an interdisciplinary setting. Cordelia Fine, opening Keynote
of the 3-day workshop, began her lecture ‘50 Shades of Grey …
What characterises STS in different regions? What kinds of research projects, educational programs, and people are doing STS around the world? What problems exist in different regions? Can we draw comparisons and remark on differences between regional practices unproblematically? And, inevitably, what is STS? These are some of the questions that recurred in this year’s 4S conference. We may …
Illness Is A Weapon: Indigenous Identity and Enduring Afflictions
by Eirik Saethre
Vanderbilt University Press, 2013. ix + 213 pp.
Eirik Saethre’s book, Illness Is A Weapon, is a welcome and crucial addition to the expanding anthropological research on the pervasiveness of chronic illnesses in indigenous communities, particularly in the face of colonization, structural violence, poverty, and constant illness …