Books

Top of the heap: Martyn Pickersgill

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This week Martyn Pickersgill of the University of Edinburgh speaks to “Top of the heap” about some recent books on humanitarianism, pharmaceuticals, dementia and expertise.

Martyn Pickersgill

Amongst other bits and pieces, I currently have two large projects on the go: one, on access to therapy in mental health, and the other, on neuroscience and family life. With regards to …

BooksFeatures

A Conversation with Paul Brodwin

Paul Brodwin is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the author of Medicine and Morality in Haiti: The Contest for Healing Power (Cambridge U Press, 1996), editor of Biotechnology and Culture: Bodies, Anxieties, Ethics (Indiana U Press, 2000) and coeditor of Pain

Features

‘Population Prescriptions:’ Pronatalism and the Fear of Underpopulation in Post-Soviet Russia

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“Russian Cross” – The Problem of Underpopulation

In May 2006, in his annual address to the Federal Assembly, then (and most likely soon to be again) President Vladimir Putin made a passionate statement about the dire demographic situation in Russia. He identified Russia’s decreasing population as a possible national security threat and as the most acute issue facing the country. …

FeaturesIn the Journals

Health and medicine 20 years after the Soviet Union

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Nearly two decades have now passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Over the next several months we will be running a series of articles which consider a specific issues related to health and medicine in the former Soviet Union.  The articles comprising “20 Years After the Soviet Union” will highlight research by anthropologists and other social …

Lectures

Videos from "Science and Technology Studies: the Next 20 Years"

This past April Harvard’s Program on Science, Technology and Society hosted a conference “reflecting on the past twenty years of STS graduate study, and looking ahead to the next twenty.”  As the organizers explained in the meeting abstract:

“The meeting is in part a stock-taking. After two decades of increased
public funding for STS, what can we say about

Announcements

CFP on Medical Tele-technology for AAA 2011

The following call for papers is being circulated by Vincent Duclos (U Montreal) and Victor Braitberg (U Arizona):

CFP for American Anthropological Association Meetings
Montreal, Quebec November 16-20 2011

Materializing Presence, Configuring Proximity:
Engagements with Medical Tele-Technology and Emergent Care Practices

Health care is being transformed by a proliferation of screens, interfaces and networks that constitute emerging infrastructures of care …

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