Books

Book review – Elizabeth Anne Davis’ Bad Souls

Bad Souls: Madness and Responsibility in Modern Greece

Elizabeth Anne Davis

Duke University Press, 2012

344pp., US $25.95 paperback

 

Psychiatric care seems to be ever marred by the problematic and contingent relationships it fosters. Patient and physician, nurse and therapist, administration and action snag on the ideals and shortcomings of each other’s missions. In Elizabeth Anne Davis’ haunting ethnography, …

Announcements

Conference announcement: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia – April 29–30, 2013, University of Chicago

From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia

April 29–30, 2013, University of Chicago

ceeres.uchicago.edu/psy-ences

Over the past decades, the professions and disciplines concerned with the human mind, brain and behavior (“the psy-ences”) have undergone significant changes in the countries of East Central Europe and Eurasia. Throughout much …

Announcements

Call for papers: 3rd Annual Health in Transition Conference, 7-8 June 2013, Warsaw

 

 Challenges of 21st Century: past, present and future of medicine and health care in post-socialist world(s)

The 3rd Annual Health in Transition Conference

Call for Papers

7-8 June 2013

Kindly hosted by: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw

 

Medical anthropology and other social sciences still have “white gaps”. Problems related to contemporary transformations and contexts of …

Announcements

Call for papers: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia, April 29-30, 2013, University of Chicago

From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: the Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia

April 29-30, 2013, [Rescheduled dates] University of Chicago, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES)

 

Over the last three decades, the professions and disciplines concerned with the human mind, brain and behavior (“the psy-ences”) have undergone significant changes …

Features

Uncomfortable research: expectations and experiences in examinations of HIV/AIDS and ‘hope’ in Serbia

This article is part of the series:

Serbia isn’t the first, or even the tenth, country that generally comes to mind when thinking about places deeply affected by HIV/AIDS. But in common with the rest of the Eastern European region it has a pressing HIV problem. With an emerging concentrated epidemic, a severely weakened health infrastructure and the ongoing political and economic ‘transition’ Serbia experiences significant challenges …

Features

Reports from the Second Annual Health in Transition Conference

The second annual Health in Transition (HiT) Conference was held June 7-8 in Bucharest, Romania. The HiT Conference had its genesis last year thanks to the vision and dedication of Edit Szenassy, a PhD student at Charles University in Prague. She envisioned an environment where social scientists who research matters of health, illness, and medical care in Central and …