Medizinethnologie

Engagement / Aktivismus

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…

“Creative Methods and Participatory Arts Research in Medical Anthropology” – Conference Report of the 9th MAYS Meeting

“Creative Methods and Participatory Arts Research in Medical Anthropology” – Conference Report of the 9th MAYS Meeting

Introduction: Focusing on Junior Scholars’ Perspectives In medical anthropology, participatory action research, body mappings, various photography-based methods such as photovoice projects, and others have proven to be useful tools in researching health, illness, and wellbeing. At the same time, arts-based…

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