Books

Top of the heap: Elizabeth Watkins

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For this installment of Top of the heap we spoke to Elizabeth Watkins, Dean of the Graduate Division and Professor of the History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Elizabeth Watkins

David Healy, Pharmageddon (University of California Press, 2012)

Pharmageddon is a searing indictment of the pharmaceuticalization of American health care. David Healy decries the practices

Books

Top of the heap: Helen Keane

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For this installment of “Top of the heap,” we spoke to Helen Keane, senior lecturer in sociology and gender studies at the Australian National University, who recommended a number of books and articles about addiction, drugs and alcohol.

Helen Keane

As a sociologist in the business of producing knowledge about addiction and drug and alcohol use, I like to read …

Announcements

Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology requests submissions for the best graduate student paper in the anthropology of alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, tobacco or similar substances. Qualifying submissions will be judged by a committee of ADTSG members.  The author of the winning paper will receive a cash award of $100 and her or …

In the Journals

Peter Benson on “Safe Cigarettes” and FDA regulation of tobacco products

In an upcoming issue of Dialectical Anthropology – already available online – Peter Benson has a very interesting article in which he examines the issues surrounding a bill passed earlier this year, which placed tobacco products under the regulatory aegis of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  I was able to read this paper earlier as a discussant …