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Book review – Maria Berghs’ War and Embodied Memory

War and Embodied Memory: Becoming Disabled in Sierra Leone

Maria Berghs

 

Ashgate Press, 2012

274pp., £60.00, hardcover

 

Berghs’ ethnography explores the construction of, and resistance to, the disability identity in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of both a violent civil war and the attempts at social reconciliation and reintegration that followed. In this context, the concept of disability …

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Top of the heap: Emily Martin

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For this latest installment of “Top of the heap” we asked Emily Martin what she’s been reading recently. Here’s the list she sent us:

 

Ernest Shackleton, South: The Endurance Expedition. (Penguin 2004).

This is the first person account of Shackleton’s expedition into the Antarctic in 1914. It is filled with unbelievable hardships and physical privation that

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Medical Anthropology in a Military Treatment Facility


 

 

 

 

 

 

In March 2004, after being hired by UMBC, I attended a meeting at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with a colleague from my new department and several military and civilian clinicians. There we discussed the specific and the vague challenges that faced the increasing number of US military service-members who were coming into the …