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Book Forum––Harris Solomon’s Metabolic Living: Food, Fat and The Absorption of Illness in India

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Harris Solomon’s Metabolic Living traces patterns of consumption, calories, and chronic disease to tell a story about the enfolding––the absorption and regulation––of food in and about the body in Mumbai. Solomon’s book is a powerful ethnographic reflection on how factors held as exterior (local and global cuisine, evolving and competing norms regarding eating and body image) are wholly interiorized. …

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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 …

In the Journals

In the Journals… July 2012

For this first part of July starting us off  is the July issue of Health with seven articles ranging from issues of identity in an online self-help diabetes community, gendered perspectives of own and partner’s weight  to a critical review on the use of routine patient data and an exploration of the public debate on evidence of complimentary and …

In the Journals

Towards an era of bureaucratically controlled medical compliance?

The latest issue of Anthropology and Medicine is a superb special issue titled “Towards an era of bureaucratically controlled medical compliance?” and guest edited by Somatosphere contributors Kalman Applbaum and Michael Oldani.

Applbaum and Oldani emphasize in their introduction that while patient compliance and non-compliance has long been studied in epidemiology and health services research, it has increasingly …

In the Journals

In the journals

Below are some interesting articles from March’s new issues:

In Health, Piia Jallinoja analyzes data obtained through focus groups to examine pleasure and its relationship to food and physical activity in Negotiated pleasures in health-seeking lifestyles of participants of a health promoting intervention.

In the same journal, Joanne Reeve, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Sheila Payne, and Christopher Dowrick question the …