Books

Emily Mendenhall’s Syndemic Suffering

Syndemic Suffering:
Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes Among Mexican Immigrant Women

By Emily Mendenhall

Left Coast Press Inc., 2012
Hardcover, 145 pages
US $28.45

In Syndemic Suffering, Emily Mendenhall explores the interactive relationship between myriad forms of violence, social suffering, and chronic disease, including diabetes and depression. Positioned between public health and critical medical anthropology, Mendenhall offers a comprehensive …

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Book review: Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

Edited by Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson

Routledge Publishing, 2012

322 pp., US $155.00 (hardback)

 

The phrase “double disease burden” is one that has been increasingly used in modern public health discussions.  The concept applies to “developing …

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Review Essay: Manderson & Smith-Morris’ Chronic Conditions, Fluid States

Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness
Lenore Manderson & Carolyn Smith-Morris, eds. Rutgers University Press, 2010. 320 pp., paperback.

Review by Matthew Wolf-Meyer (UC Santa Cruz)

The use and experience of time is a perennial, albeit minor, interest in anthropology generally, and medical anthropology in particular. This has everything to do with the processes of degeneration, …