Features

Diagnosis where? Testing Pigs and Humans for T. solium cysticercosis in Uganda

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Two live pigs being transported to a local butcher in Mukono district, Uganda

Taenia solium is a zoonotic disease shared between humans and pigs. Humans become infected with T. solium, also known as the pork tapeworm, when they consume undercooked pork infected with porcine cysticercosis. Human cysticercosis develops when humans ingest T. solium eggs. If cysterici travel to the human …

BooksFeatures

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. …

In the Journals

Alimentary Uncertainties: From Contested Evidence to Policy — A special issue of BioSocieities

BioSocieties CoverThe June 2015 issue of BioSocieties is a special issue guest edited by Emilia Sanabria and Emily Yates-Doerr, entitled “Alimentary uncertainties: From contested evidence to policy.” The issue comprises, in addition to the introduction, seven articles and two responding commentaries (links and titles/abstracts below). As Sanabria and Yates-Doerr write in their eponymous introduction

This special issue examines specific

Books

Eirik Saethre’s Illness Is A Weapon

Illness Is A Weapon: Indigenous Identity and Enduring Afflictions

by Eirik Saethre

Vanderbilt University Press, 2013.  ix + 213 pp.

 

Eirik Saethre’s book, Illness Is A Weapon, is a welcome and crucial addition to the expanding anthropological research on the pervasiveness of chronic illnesses in indigenous communities, particularly in the face of colonization, structural violence, poverty, and constant illness …