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Top of the heap: Janelle Taylor and Hannah Landecker

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This is the first post in a new series we’re calling “Top of the heap”. Following the lead of Cultural Anthropology (see their “Playlists” feature) and others, we’ve asked scholars whose work we enjoy reading to tell us a little about what they’re reading or planning to read.  In this first installment, Janelle Taylor and Hannah Landecker

In the Journals

In the Journals, October 2012 – Part 2

This is the second part to what Lara Braff posted last Thursday (linked here). So without further ado…

Biosocieties has a range of articles this month, revolving around issues of citizenship, biologized or no; medical imaging and technological futures; and discursive positionality in both mass messaging and intimate interactions. In addition, there are a range of reviews of …

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Meducating Our Children: The Moral Influence of Adderall on Education, Parenting, and Treatment

Allan Schwarz’s recent New York Times article “Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School” presented some controversial testimonials on the prescription of attention deficit and hyperactivity (ADHD) medications to low-income children. As science writer Emily Willingham points out, this article is part of a two decade long debate over the merits of medicating our nation’s children …

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Uncomfortable research: expectations and experiences in examinations of HIV/AIDS and ‘hope’ in Serbia

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Serbia isn’t the first, or even the tenth, country that generally comes to mind when thinking about places deeply affected by HIV/AIDS. But in common with the rest of the Eastern European region it has a pressing HIV problem. With an emerging concentrated epidemic, a severely weakened health infrastructure and the ongoing political and economic ‘transition’ Serbia experiences significant challenges …

Teaching Resources

Resources for teaching medical anthropology

With the school year approaching, many academic blogs have featured posts about teaching.  We’ve run a few of these over the past years, including a number of syllabi related to medical anthropology.  You can see them all by clicking on the “Teaching Resources” category in the sidebar, but I’ve also gathered the best of them here — …

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Caster Semenya and athletic excellence: a critique of Olympic sex-testing

A surprise at the Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Olympic Games officially begin tomorrow, July 27th. Despite the organizers’ best efforts, details regarding the opening ceremony have inevitably leaked, spoiling much of the surprise. However, the recent announcement by the South African Olympic committee that Caster Semenya, a 21-year-old middle-distance runner, will carry the country’s flag in the …