Books

Erin Koch’s Free Market Tuberculosis

Koch - CoverFree Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia

by Erin Koch

2013, Vanderbilt University Press, 240 pages

 

Erin Koch’s Free Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia (2013) provides an engaging and conceptually stimulating portrayal of the transition, in the late 20th and early 21st century, from Georgia’s Soviet style of tuberculosis (TB) care to globalized and neoliberalized …

Features

Socialism and the Psy-ences: The Past, the Post-, and the Beyond

The conference “From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia” (April 29th-30th 2013, University of Chicago)* set out to examine the shifting objects of knowledge and programs of intervention associated with the psy-ences in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. …

Announcements

Conference announcement: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia – April 29–30, 2013, University of Chicago

From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia

April 29–30, 2013, University of Chicago

ceeres.uchicago.edu/psy-ences

Over the past decades, the professions and disciplines concerned with the human mind, brain and behavior (“the psy-ences”) have undergone significant changes in the countries of East Central Europe and Eurasia. Throughout much …

Announcements

Call for papers: 3rd Annual Health in Transition Conference, 7-8 June 2013, Warsaw

 

 Challenges of 21st Century: past, present and future of medicine and health care in post-socialist world(s)

The 3rd Annual Health in Transition Conference

Call for Papers

7-8 June 2013

Kindly hosted by: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw

 

Medical anthropology and other social sciences still have “white gaps”. Problems related to contemporary transformations and contexts of …

Books

Book Review: P. Sean Brotherton’s Revolutionary Medicine

Revolutionary Medicine: Health and the Body in Post-Soviet Cuba

by P. Sean Brotherton

Duke University Press, 2012

288 pgs., US $24.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by Amy Cooper (University of Chicago)

In Revolutionary Medicine, P. Sean Brotherton presents a rich ethnographic analysis of health and medicine in Cuba since the late 1990s, examining state medical institutions, the everyday practices of doctors, …