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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. …

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Post-Soviet Body Politics: Crime and Punishment in the Pussy Riot Affair

 

On the crisp morning of February 21, 2012, five young women walked into the Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Situated in the heart of the Russian capital, the cathedral is one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world. Wearing a blaze of color in sleeveless dresses, neon tights, and their signature balaclava ski masks, they jumped on …

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 …

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Fukushima is not Chernobyl? Don’t be so sure.

The March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami caused the deaths of approximately 16,000 persons, left more than 6,000 injured and 2,713 missing, destroyed or partially damaged nearly one million buildings, and produced at least $14.5 billion in damages. The earthquake also caused a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan’s eastern coast. After reading the …

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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 …

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Recently-funded Transdisciplinary Integrated HIV Prevention Project: Overview and challenges

[Editorial: Since April 2012, Transcriptions has been an eclectic group of scholars/activists interested in building a critical engagement between disciplines and fields of action on the intersections of global health and HIV. We’ve been intentionally open and sought to include activists, physicians, epidemiologists, anthropologists, policy makers, and others in an interdisciplinary conversation. Some of us met at the inaugural