Jarrett Zigon. “HIV Is God’s Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 280 pages. $24.95.
Reviewed by Tomas Matza (Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University)
Anthropologists have taken a keen interest in the way that the collapse of the Soviet Union has impacted the everyday lives of the people living in that region. The fact …
The latest Anthropology & Medicine is a special issue on medical tourism which includes work by anthropologists and historians on various examples of medical travel. What makes this issue particularly interesting is that it brings together work examining the kind of phenomena that have become exemplary of “medical tourism” in the 21st century — underinsured middle-class Americans traveling to India …
This post was contributed by Sarah D. Phillips (Indiana University, Bloomington)
For a time, it seemed as if the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster might come and go relatively unnoticed and unremarked, at least by those persons with no direct experience of it. The nuclear accident at Chernobyl (Chornobyl’ in Ukrainian) came to be seen as a …
|Narcologist Vyacheslav Davidov (Photo: Gregory Warner)
A couple of months ago I got an email from Gregory Warner, the health reporter for NPR’s Marketplace, who told me that he wanted to discuss my work. Gregory had just returned from Moscow, where he had visited a clinic which treated alcoholism with what seemed to be some very strange techniques. …
Anthropologie & Santé
I’m passing along the announcement of a new international journal on the anthropology of health: Anthropologie & Santé.
Anthropologie & Santé is a semi-annual scientific journal, created as an initiative by l’Association Amades. Its primary objective is to speak to various tendencies of research/researchers in the areas of the anthropology of health and disease; critical practices …
Charles University Prague invites papers for the conference
Health in transition
(Bio)Medicine as culture in post-socialist Europe
to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 10-11, 2011
While medical anthropologists have done considerable research on both the global south and north, the larger region of East-Central, Eastern, and post-socialist Europe, with notable exceptions, has received limited attention so far. …