Top of the Heap: Zoë H. Wool

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For this installment of the Top of the Heap series, I spoke with Zoë H. Wool, who is a medical anthropologist and assistant professor at Rice University in Texas.

The invitation to contribute to the Top of the Heap felt like such a treat…and then sent me into a tailspin of professional anxiety (Alexander I. Stingl laid out the dilemma …


Extractivism, Refusals, and the Mining of Failure

Is ethnographic research analogous to a gold mine project, an extractive industry that makes a social and material landscape knowable, and hence governable? Is knowledge construction a veil for narrative extraction, where knowledge is a commodity to be reassembled for productive gain? I ask these questions as a way to tease out the tensions experienced between me and my collaborators …

In the Journals

Special Issue: Feminism & Psychology, “DSM-5 and Beyond: A Critical Feminist Engagement with Psychodiagnosis”

The current issue of Feminism & Psychology is an open source special issue focusing on the long-promised, upcoming revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Entitled “DSM-5 and Beyond: A Critical Feminist Engagement with Psychodiagnosis,” the issue is guest edited by Jeanne Marecek and Nicola Gavey. As they write in their introduction:


In the Journals

Re-tooling subjectivities

There is a very interesting looking special issue of the journal Subjectivity which has just come out: “Re-tooling Subjectivities: Exploring the Possible with Feminist Science and Technology Studies,” guest edited by Wenda Bauchspies and Maria Puig de la Bellacasa.  I haven’t managed to get access to this particular issue through my institution’s library, so I’ll only be able …