‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright.

‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams (Duke University Press, 2016). Metrics: What Counts in Global Health is a collection of ethnographic case studies of the process, effects and limitations of quantifying global health interventions and outcomes. Metrics here refer to the mathematical approaches and tools that quantify the implementation and outcomes Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ by Jean Hunleth.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia (Hunleth, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Rutgers University Press.  In Zambia, due to the rise of tuberculosis and the closely connected HIV epidemic, a large number of children have experienced the illness Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain’ by Dori-Michelle Beeler

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain (Dori-Michelle Beeler, 2016) for review, which explores constructions of well-being among Reiki practitioners in the UK. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Cambridge Scholars Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Read the full article…

‘Addicted. Pregnant. Poor’ reviewed by Dr Kwanwook Kim

Addicted. Pregnant. Poor by Kelly Ray Knight (Duke University Press, 2015). This deeply engaging and long standing ethnography conducted from 2007 to 2011 fully discloses the sufferings of women living in daily rent hotels in abandoned industrial spaces in San Francisco, who are categorised as “addicted, pregnant, poor.” Kelly Ray Knight focuses on the pregnancy-related Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India’ by Harris Solomon

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India‘ (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The popular narrative of “globesity” posits that the adoption of Western diets is intensifying obesity and diabetes in the Global South Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms’ by Tobias Rees

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms‘ by Tobias Rees (University of California Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Throughout the twentieth century, neuronal researchers knew the adult human brain to be a thoroughly fixed and immutable Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This volume’s contributors evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and consequences of using quantitative metrics in global health. Whether analyzing maternal mortality rates, the Read the full article…

‘Computable bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ reviewed by Dr Fenneke Sysling

‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury, 2015). Josh Berson, an anthropologist and design researcher, as he calls himself, has written one of the first books in a wave of publications that now start to reflect on recent technological developments: the fact that we can now track our sleep Read the full article…

2 PhD candidates ‘social studies of medicine’ (CfA, Maastricht University, 20 April 2016)

Applicants are invited for two 4 year PhD positions within the project ‘The birth of the digital doctor? A comparative anthropology of medical techno-perception’.  The project is funded by the European Research Council (Starting Grant), awarded to the principal investigator, Dr. Anna Harris. Research project Digital technologies are reconfiguring medical practices in ways we still Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Hearing and the Hospital: Sound, Listening, Knowledge and Experience’ by Tom Rice

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Hearing and the Hospital: Sound, Listening, Knowledge and Experience’ by Tom Rice (Sean Kingston Publishing, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An original ethnography of sound and listening in one of our major institutions, Hearing and the Hospital reveals the hospital to be a space Read the full article…