In the Journals

In the Journals, July 2015—Part I

Here is the first of two postings for this month’s “In the Journals,” featuring a lively collection of summer articles.  Happy reading/browsing/downloading!


Science, Technology, & Human Values

Regulatory Anatomy: How “Safety Logics” Structure European Transplant Medicine

Klaus Hoeyer

This article proposes the term “safety logics” to understand attempts within the European Union (EU) to harmonize member state legislation to

In the Journals

In the Journals, July 2014 – Part I

Critical Public Health

“Tracking governance: advice to mothers about managing the behaviour of their children in a leading Canadian women’s magazine during two disease regimes”

Juanne N. Clarke

This paper explores how advice to mothers about raising healthy children differs in two distinct disease regimes as portrayed in articles in the pre-eminent Canadian women’s magazine Chatelaine about 50 years apart,

In the Journals

In the Journals…July

For those of you eager to squeeze in a few more weeks of summer reading before the demands of the academic year fully take over, a survey of the journals in July revealed some excellent writing in key journals of interest to Somatosphere readers.


The latest issue of Health offered up two articles unpacking the logics of diabetes screening …

In the Journals

In the Journals…February (Part 1)

Keeping with the spirit of February, the shortest month on the calendar, here is the first part (short and sweet) of what is in the journals this month.  In January, I directed readers to recent articles in American Ethnologist and Cultural Anthropology worth checking out.  Click here for further details.  This month Social Studies of Science and Social Theory

In the Journals

In the Journals…End of Year Round Up (Part 1)

Still writing 2012 on your checks and paperwork?  For those of you already missing the year when we escaped another end of the world apocalypse, here is a retroactive look at some interesting journal articles published in the later half of 2012.

American Anthropologist offered up an interesting revisiting of the anthropology of the body informed by scholarly work in …


Book review: Paul Rabinow’s The Accompaniment

The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

by Paul Rabinow

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011

248 pp, US$21.00 paperback

From the start, I should note that I have never particularly liked the genre of the book review.  They always read like the experience of going to a museum and listening to one of those guided audio tours—complete with headsets and portable …

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