In the Journals

In the Journals, November 2013 (Part I)

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!


American Ethnologist

Senses of care: Embodying inequality and sustaining personhood in the home care of older


Expanding borders in psychiatry: embedded reporting from the 8th International Conference on Early Psychosis

San Francisco October 2012

You may have followed the debates and controversies surrounding the upcoming release of the DSM-V and in particular the proposal to include “attenuated psychosis syndrome” as a diagnostic category. The DSM-V committee originally proposed including attenuated psychosis syndrome as a full diagnosis, but recently backed off in response to pressure from clinicians, researchers and members of …


Book Review Essay: Nguyen’s The Republic of Therapy

This article is part of the series:

The Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa’s Time of AIDS.

By Vinh-Kim Nguyen.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

Pp. 256. ISBN 9780822348740. (Paperback, US $ 22.95)

Reviewed by Betsey Brada (Princeton University)

In The Republic of Therapy, Vinh-Kim Nguyen traces responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Francophone West Africa between 1994, when effective …


Book Review: Klaits’ Death in a Church of Life

This article is part of the series:

Death in a Church of Life: Moral Passion during Botswana’s Time of AIDS. By Frederick Klaits. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010. Pp. 368. Paperback US$ 29.95 ISBN 9780520259669.

Review by Betsey Brada (University of Chicago)

Home to one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates, the southern African Republic of Botswana has drawn increasing attention over the …

In the Journals

Child and Community Mental Health in Cultural Perspective: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

The latest Transcultural Psychiatry is a special issue on “Child and Community Mental Health in Cultural Perspective.” Consisting of papers presented at the 2009 McGill Advanced Institute in Cultural Psychiatry and others on the “interactions between developmental psychopathology, family systems, communities and culture,” (Guzder and Rousseau 2010). In their introduction to the issue, McGill University  child psychiatrists Jaswant