There were quite a number of articles related to anthropology, science, and medicine in this month’s round up of journals including those from American Ethnologist, Health, Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, Social Theory and Health, and Social Science and Medicine. Happy reading!
Senses of care: Embodying inequality and sustaining personhood in the home care of older …
Life in Debt: Times of Care and Violence in Neoliberal Chile
by Clara Han
University of California Press, 2012
298 pp, US$26.95 paperback
Life in Debt is not an easy read. This ethnography of care and violence—intimate, political and governmental— in La Pincoya, a poor neighborhood of neoliberal Santiago, effectively draws the reader into the everyday rhythms of its …
Nearly two decades have now passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Over the next several months we will be running a series of articles which consider a specific issues related to health and medicine in the former Soviet Union. The articles comprising “20 Years After the Soviet Union” will highlight research by anthropologists and other social …
The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande
by Angela Garcia
University of California Press, 2010. 264 pp., US$24.95 (paperback).
Angela Garcia’s magisterial, unsettling account of heroin addiction among a Hispanic community in Espanola Valley opens with a description of Nuevo Dias, a rural detoxification facility for drug users. Accepting the executive director’s challenge to “work” …
|Tallying the numbers tested, the numbers saved, and the numbers cared for.
This post was contributed by Ippolytos Kalofonos (University of Washington)
The global effort to expand the provision of antiretroviral treatment in low and middle-income countries initiated in the early part of this decade represents the largest collective medical intervention in history. It has been funded by many …
The following call for papers is being circulated by Vincent Duclos (U Montreal) and Victor Braitberg (U Arizona):
CFP for American Anthropological Association Meetings
Montreal, Quebec November 16-20 2011
Materializing Presence, Configuring Proximity:
Engagements with Medical Tele-Technology and Emergent Care Practices
Health care is being transformed by a proliferation of screens, interfaces and networks that constitute emerging infrastructures of care …