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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041809/mental-disorder-anthropological-insights-edited-by-nichola-khan
#1
David M R Orr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035094/doktor-kot-doktor-sla%C3%A2-%C3%A2-book-doctors-plant-doctors-and-the-segmentation-of-the-medical-market-place-in-meghalaya-northeast-india
#2
Sandra Albert, John Porter, Judith Green
Despite decades of research on India's plural health care market, the practices of many local health traditions outside the allopathic and codified traditions are under-studied. Drawing on interview and observational data, this paper explores the space in which indigenous traditional Khasi healers in Meghalaya state, northeast India, practice. Khasi indigenous healers describe themselves as doktor sla, plant doctors, to distinguish themselves from doktor kot, or book doctors. This distinction operates as a rhetorical resource, utilised to carve a distinct sphere of expertise in relation to the allopathic sector, and to mark claims for the specifically local appropriateness of traditional practices within a shifting market of state-sponsored provision...
October 16, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017353/maternal-and-child-nutrition-in-rural-chhattisgarh-the-role-of-health-beliefs-and-practices
#3
Devanshi Chanchani
From research in central Chhattisgarh, this paper interprets the bearing that healthcare beliefs and practices may have in shaping maternal and child nutrition both in the light of biomedical recommendations and within the context and constraints of a rural village setting. It contends that health beliefs and practices that are at variance from biomedical recommendations appear to have few consequences for gestational nutrition and for child health in relation to pregnancy. In the postpartum however, health ideas at variance from biomedical recommendations appear to have an important bearing on maternal nutrition and infant feeding, and may put mothers and children at risk of nutritional deficiency...
October 11, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875721/when-a-rash-has-two-names-pese-sorcery-and-kisigo-spirits-at-lake-tanganyika
#4
Eva Bleyenberg, Koen Stroeken
This explorative and qualitative study, based on 27 interviews during two months of fieldwork, describes pese, an affliction of the skin that has conspicuously stayed under the radar of medico-anthropological research in Kigoma, a rural city in the northwest Tanzania. The condition reminds of a locally better known condition labeled kisigo, raising the question why two concepts of the same affliction exist side by side. It seems indicative that the two illness concepts stem from different cultures and that each specializes in an explanatory model: the former witchcraft (sorcery) and the latter spirit possession...
September 6, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853917/correction-to-reconfiguring-diagnostic-work-in-danish-general-practice-regulation-triage-and-the-secretaries-as-diagnostician
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August 30, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758798/reconfiguring-diagnostic-work-in-danish-general-practice-regulation-triage-and-the-secretaries-as-diagnostician
#6
Rikke Sand Andersen, Rikke Aarhus
Health care systems as well as bodies of medical knowledge are dynamic and change as the result of political and social transformations. In recent decades, health care systems have been subjected to a whole assemblage of regulatory practices. The local changes undertaken in Denmark that are being explored here are indicative of a long-term shift that has occurred in many welfare states intended to make public services in the Global North more efficient and transparent. Departing in prolonged field work in Danish general practice and the anthropological literature on audit culture, this paper suggests that the introduction of regulatory practices has enhanced the need for triage as a key organising principle...
July 31, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752772/being-a-good-parent-single-women-reflecting-upon-selfishness-and-risk-when-pursuing-motherhood-through-sperm-donation
#7
Susanna Graham
Drawing upon the narratives of 23 single heterosexual women in the UK thinking about and pursuing motherhood through sperm donation, this paper explores how solo motherhood can be construed as a 'risk' to the identity of a 'good' mother. It shows how, for these women, solo motherhood was a departure from an imagined life of having a child within the context of a stable relationship and was a prospect viewed with much ambivalence and uncertainty. Choosing to become a single mother challenged their conceptualisation of a 'good' mother, someone who puts their child's interests above their own...
July 28, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880578/correction-to-counting-bodies-on-future-engagements-with-science-studies-in-medical-anthropology
#8
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August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880577/diverse-bodies-the-challenge-of-new-theoretical-approaches-to-medical-anthropology
#9
Simon Cohn, Rebecca Lynch
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August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766953/working-with-a-fractional-object-enactments-of-appetite-in-interdisciplinary-work-in-anthropology-and-biomedicine
#10
Bodil Just Christensen, Line Hillersdal, Lotte Holm
This paper explores the productive tensions occurring in an interdisciplinary research project on weight loss after obesity surgery. The study was a bio-medical/anthropological collaboration investigating to what extent eating patterns, the subjective experience of hunger and physiological mechanisms are involved in appetite regulation that might determine good or poor response to the surgery. Linking biomedical and anthropological categories and definitions of central concepts about the body turned out to be a major challenge in the collaborative analysis...
August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741368/the-ontological-turn-meets-the-certainty-of-death
#11
Maryon McDonald
The 'ontological turn' involves some anthropological points of long standing but the approaches recently coordinated into this turn have been presented as a 'call to arms', as shaking up 'mono-realist singularities' and as inherently political. This fighting talk has no doubt made important contributions to anthropology and insights from the ontological turn can help in anthropological understandings of medical practices. However, this paper contends that this helpfulness is also limited and that a call to arms may be inappropriate...
August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721744/entangled-local-biologies-genetic-risk-bodies-and-inequities-in-brazilian-cancer-genetics
#12
Sahra Gibbon
Engaging recent social science work examining the truth making claims of science and biomedicine, this paper explores how biology is being localised in Brazilian cancer genetics. It draws from ethnographic fieldwork in urban regions of southern Brazil working with and alongside patients, families and practitioners in cancer genetic clinics. It examines how different sorts of 'local biologies' are articulated in the context of research, clinical practice and among implicated patient communities and the way these can 'recursively' move across different spheres and scales of social action to extend and transform the meaning of the biological...
August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721739/birds-meat-and-babies-the-multiple-realities-of-fetuses-in-qatar
#13
Susie Kilshaw
This paper explores miscarriage in a variety of Qatari contexts to reveal the multiple realities of the unborn. During 18 months of ethnographic research, a range of settings in which fetuses emerged were explored. The unborn are represented and imagined differently, particularly in relation to the ways they are located, with multiple beings emerging according to the context and position of the stakeholder. This paper considers fetuses produced within these contexts and considers how they can be different beings simultaneously...
August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721738/counting-bodies-on-future-engagements-with-science-studies-in-medical-anthropology
#14
Emily Yates-Doerr
Thirty years ago, Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Margaret Lock outlined a strategy for 'future work in medical anthropology' that focused on three bodies. Their article - a zeitgeist for the field - sought to intervene into the Cartesian dualisms characterizing ethnomedical anthropology at the time. Taking a descriptive and diagnostic approach, they defined 'the mindful body' as a domain of future anthropological inquiry and mapped three analytic concepts that could be used to study it: the individual/phenomenological body, the social body, and the body politic...
August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504592/hungers-that-need-feeding-on-the-normativity-of-mindful-nourishment
#15
Else Vogel
Drawing on participant observation in a 'mindful weight loss' course offered in the Netherlands, this paper explores the normative register through which mindfulness techniques cast people in relation to concerns with overeating and body weight. The women seeking out mindfulness use eating to cope with troubles in their lives and are hindered by a preoccupation with the size of their bodies. Mindfulness coaches aim to help them let go of this 'struggle with eating' by posing as the central question: 'what do I really hunger after?' The self's hungers include 'belly hunger' but also stem from mouths, hearts, heads, noses and eyes...
August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485174/the-slumbering-masses-sleep-medicine-and-modern-american-life-by-matthew-j-wolf-meyer
#16
Karin Olsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728425/qatari-intersections-with-global-genetics-research-and-discourse
#17
Susie Kilshaw
Genetic discourses have taken a predominant role in approaches to combating a number of conditions that affect Qataris. This paper is derived from an exploration of Qatari encounters with globalizing discourses of genetics, particularly as they relate to notions of risk. It explores Qataris negotiations of global interactions and influences, including the discourses around genetic risk and cousin marriage. It suggests that family marriage can be seen as one of the main platforms of resistance and a means for modern, cosmopolitan and tradition to be negotiated...
July 21, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671478/a-qualitative-study-exploring-factors-influencing-clinical-decision-making-for-influenza-like-illness-in-solapur-city-maharashtra-india
#18
A S Ahankari, P R Myles, S Tsang, F Khan, S Atre, T Langley, A Kudale, M Bains
The co-existence of different types of medical systems (medical pluralism) is a typical feature of India's healthcare system. For conditions such as influenza-like illness (ILI), where non-specific disease signs/symptoms exist, clinical reasoning in the context of medical pluralism becomes crucial. Recognising this need, we undertook a qualitative study, which explored factors underpinning clinical decisions on diagnosis and management of ILI. The study involved semi-structured interviews including clinical vignettes with 20 healthcare practitioners (working within allopathy, homeopathy and Ayurveda) working in the private healthcare sector in Solapur city, India...
July 3, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644074/reinforcing-marginality-maternal-health-interventions-in-rural-nicaragua
#19
Birgit Kvernflaten
To achieve Millennium Development Goal 5 on maternal health, many countries have focused on marginalized women who lack access to care. Promoting facility-based deliveries to ensure skilled birth attendance and emergency obstetric care has become a main measure for preventing maternal deaths, so women who opt for home births are often considered 'marginal' and in need of targeted intervention. Drawing upon ethnographic data from Nicaragua, this paper critically examines the concept of marginality in the context of official efforts to increase institutional delivery amongst the rural poor, and discusses lack of access to health services among women living in peripheral areas as a process of marginalization...
June 23, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641454/correction-to-ayurvedic-college-education-reifying-biomedicine-and-the-need-for-reflexivity
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June 23, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
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