Medizinethnologie

Health system / Gesundheitssystem

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…

Transfiguring Psychoanalysis and Culture: Review of “Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir: Emerging Themes in Culture, Family, and Childhood” (Edited by Manasi Kumar, Anup Dhar, and Anurag Mishra; Foreword by Erica Burman)

Transfiguring Psychoanalysis and Culture: Review of “Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir: Emerging Themes in Culture, Family, and Childhood” (Edited by Manasi Kumar, Anup Dhar, and Anurag Mishra; Foreword by Erica Burman)

“What happens when psychoanalysis – born in Western Europe, having Franco-German and Anglo-American moorings, and in a largely Judeo-Christian milieu (i.e., with paradigms stemming from its own cultural tradition) – travels eastwards and meets a somewhat different cultural tradition” (Kumar,…

Review of “The politics of vaccination. A global history” (Edited by Christine Holmberg, Stuart Blume and Paul Greenough)

Review of “The politics of vaccination. A global history” (Edited by Christine Holmberg, Stuart Blume and Paul Greenough)

“The politics of vaccination. A global history” is a multi-faceted study of the connections between vaccination, identity (constructions and politics), political systems and resistance across time and place. The edited volume is based on the proceedings of two conferences in…

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…

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