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Politically charged and morally provocative: A report from the German Anthropological Association’s (DGSKA) conference in Konstanz

Politically charged and morally provocative: A report from the German Anthropological Association’s (DGSKA) conference in Konstanz

I had the pleasure of attending the recent conference of the German Anthropological Association (DGSKA) in Konstanz, which invited panels under an overarching theme of “The End of Negotiations?”. While there, I attended two panels which will be the focus…

Ideological Closure, Austerity and National Health Service Reforms: How do UK healthcare bureaucrats close down the political space available for ethical debate of budgets, reforms and their consequences?

Ideological Closure, Austerity and National Health Service Reforms: How do UK healthcare bureaucrats close down the political space available for ethical debate of budgets, reforms and their consequences?

For my PhD research, I spent a year doing ethnographic fieldwork in Greater Manchester, with political activists campaigning against cuts and privatisation in the National Health Service (NHS), the UK’s public healthcare system. In this blog I focus on what…

CfP „Radical Health: Doing Medicine, Health Care, and Anthropology of the Good“ (Berlin, 2-4 October 2020)

CfP „Radical Health: Doing Medicine, Health Care, and Anthropology of the Good“ (Berlin, 2-4 October 2020)

In contemporary times of proliferating neoliberalization, augmenting socio-economic disparity, environmental degradation, and political struggles around identities and belonging, health and well-being are becoming increasingly fragile. Entangled economic, ecological, social, cultural, and political factors affect people’s living environments and professional worlds…

New Publication “Transfigurations of Health and the Moral Economy of Medicine: Subjectivities, Materialities, Values”

New Publication “Transfigurations of Health and the Moral Economy of Medicine: Subjectivities, Materialities, Values”

The health sector is one of the largest and most rapidly growing branches of the global economy. The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies earn hundreds of billions of dollars per year, thereby exceeding many countries’ gross domestic product. The health sector…

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