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Who Cares? A Discussion on Care from Edinburgh’s Centre for Medical Anthropology

On 11th May 2016 the Students of Medical Anthropology (SoMA) at University of Edinburgh, the student group within Edinburgh’s Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) held their inaugural event, a symposium entitled ‘Who Cares?’

As early career scholars in medical anthropology working across a variety of health-related contexts, we (SoMA) realised that care as a theme was present in all …

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Care as Self-care: Healing Practices in a Brazilian Candomblé House

When starting my PhD research on healing in the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé, I set out to study practices of ‘magic’ and ‘spirit possession’. But during my fieldwork – which I conducted in a Candomblé house (terreiro) in South Bahia (2013-2014) – these concepts proved less than useful. Instead, my informants stressed the importance of cuidado, which is …

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A forum on the Zika virus

Zika is in the air.

The beginning of 2016 has seen the world thrust into another global infectious disease crisis, fanned by the politics and fear of uncertainty and media speculation. Reports of the Zika virus outbreak emerged in late 2015, and have proliferated in early 2016. Most distressing have been the headlines, and associated images, possibly linking the virus …

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Is Zika a disease of poverty?

Northeast Brazil is at the centre of attention as the spreading of the Zika virus was recently declared a public health emergency of international concern. Over the last three months, over 4,000 cases of new-borns with microcephaly have been reported in Brazil, compared to only 147 in the whole year of 2014. Eighty-six percent of these cases are found in …

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