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AMAA on Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World

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Questions developed by the members of CU Denver’s ANTH4600/5600, S2021: Kaylynn Aiona, Delilah Chavarria, Darcy Copeland, Keaton Green, Ari Jones, Caitlin Konchan, Chris Kuelling, Kuba Kwiecinski, Rosa Lawrence, Destinee Murray, Alexa Powell, Benin Rahma, George Sanchez, Emma Vittetoe, Renee Watson, and Abby Welch

Instructor’s note: In our era of “alternative facts,” and given the critical roles that data collection and

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Aging and Adjusting: Development Experts, Elders and Families in India (1940-80s)

Introduction

Lawrence Cohen’s No Aging in India has long been valued by readers for the multiple perspectives it offers as springboards from which to analyze and frame our overlapping, shared intellectual agendas. Each time I have read Lawrence’s book over the past few years, I have taken away different and often distinct insights. In this case, my most recent re-reading …

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Review of Crystal (Cal) Biruk’s Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World

Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World

Crystal (Cal) Biruk

Duke University Press, 2018. 296 pages.

 

Biruk’s Cooking Data is a sensitive ethnography of demographic research in Malawi. Based primarily on ethnographic research with projects to collect survey data and HIV tests from rural Malawians, it presents a story about the “cooking” of data, or their …

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Book review: Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

Edited by Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson

Routledge Publishing, 2012

322 pp., US $155.00 (hardback)

 

The phrase “double disease burden” is one that has been increasingly used in modern public health discussions.  The concept applies to “developing …

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