The WHO Release of their World Report on Disability
On September 12th and 13th, the World Health Organization and World Bank hosted a two-day symposium on the outskirts of DC to discuss the U.S. launch of their new joint World Report on Disability. The two day panel discussion should be posting soon on the University at Buffalo’s Center for …
The Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa’s Time of AIDS.
By Vinh-Kim Nguyen.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
Pp. 256. ISBN 9780822348740. (Paperback, US $ 22.95)
Reviewed by Betsey Brada (Princeton University)
In The Republic of Therapy, Vinh-Kim Nguyen traces responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Francophone West Africa between 1994, when effective …
Humanity is a new periodical published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, which describes itself as an “international journal of human rights, humanitarianism and development.” These topics have been a central interest for many anthropologists of late and indeed anthropology is well represented among the members of the editorial collective and contributors to the journal’s first issue. Here’s how …
The electronic journal Behemoth which “focuses on the general problem of the fading and/or failing state,” has a new themed issue which focuses on epidemics, more specifically exploring “critical issues arising within the new problem space of emerging infectious diseases,” (Caduff 2010). As Carlo Caduff argues in his introduction to the volume,
“In the aftermath of the Cold
Contemporary States of Emergency: The Politics of Military and Humanitarian Interventions. Edited by Didier Fassin and Mariella Pandolfi
Zone Books, 2010
408 pp., $36.95 (hardback)
Reviewed by Ross Parsons
(Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Africa University, Zimbabwe)
A recent Zimbabwean joke had it that ‘if the four horsemen of the Apocalypse had not already arrived, then there were …
Disaster and the Politics of Intervention
Edited by Andrew Lakoff
Columbia University Press, May 2010
160 pages, $15.00 (paperback)
Reviewed by Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil
Tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes, pandemics, global warming, and financial crises: lately, catastrophes have become part of a larger conversation about the varied nature of disaster and intervention. Bridging case studies of disasters from around the globe, …