Medizinethnologie

New Special Issue “Im/Mobilities and Dis/Connectivities in Medical Globalization: How Global is Global Health?”

New Special Issue “Im/Mobilities and Dis/Connectivities in Medical Globalization: How Global is Global Health?”

The interdisciplinary, politically contested field of Global Health has often been described as a consequence of, and response to, an intensification of the mobilities of, and connectivities between, people, pathogens, ideas, and infrastructure across national borders and large distances. However,…

Flüchtige Leben, gesundheitliche Versorgung: Medizin und Migration – ein Kongress-Bericht

Flüchtige Leben, gesundheitliche Versorgung: Medizin und Migration – ein Kongress-Bericht

Caroline Meier zu Biesen „Die Malaria der Migranten – das Gesundheitsministerium räumt ein: wir importieren die Krankheit durch die Ausländer“ titelte Anfang September 2017 die italienische Zeitung Libero. Anlass des Berichts: Der Malaria-Tod einer Vierjährigen im norditalienischen Brescia. Mit Ausnahme…

Embodied Belonging: In/exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion – Workshop Report

Embodied Belonging: In/exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion – Workshop Report

‘Belonging’ is a fundamental aspect of human life. People’s increasing mobility and global dis-, and replacement in the context of recurring environmental, political and humanitarian crises profoundly shape the experience, interpretation, and negotiation of belonging. At the 2017 conference of…

Transnational Scientific Projects and Racial Politics: The KEMRI Six Case Against the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Contemporary Kenya

Transnational Scientific Projects and Racial Politics: The KEMRI Six Case Against the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Contemporary Kenya

“In 1989 the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), one of Africa’s leading health research institutions, formed a landmark partnership with the Wellcome Trust, one of the largest global funders of health research, and the University of Oxford, one of the…