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An archive of illness narratives

The BMJ’s Medical Humanities blog recently reviewed Dipex.org – a site which archives illness narratives of people with a variety of different conditions, ranging from various cancers to depression to neurological disorders. The site was developed by an Oxford-based team, which includes two medical sociologists, and is primarily meant to give patients suffering from various illnesses a place to find …

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Critical neuroscience and anthropological engagement

This past week I attended the Critical Neuroscience workshop held here at McGill. Daniel Lende – who came up for the workshop – has written about it at Neuroanthropology. In particular, he’s posted a very nice summary he gave on the final day of the event on different approaches to studying and thinking about the “cultural brain.”

The event …

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Special issues!

Not only is summer the season of the action-packed blockbuster, but apparently it is also the time for special journal issues. Here are a few recent ones you may want to take a look at:

A recent issue of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry is devoted to the Anthropology of Psychiatry. Some really excellent ethnographic accounts here as well as a …

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A medical anthropology blog…

As this is the initial post on Somatosphere, I wanted to write a little about the weblog and our intended focus. The core of this blog is medical anthropology – the majority of the authors are anthropologists who work on medical topics; however, we’re particularly interested in the borders between anthropology and a number of neighboring disciplines: namely, science and

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