Author: Michelle Pentecost

The new trial communities: challenges and opportunities in preconception cohorts by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , July 22nd, 2021


The Excavating the Biosocial series has so far focused on birth cohorts as ethnographic object (Gibbon and Pentecost 2020). In this post, I explore the expansion of interest…


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Digital Food Activism – a book review by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , May 29th, 2018


Digital Food Activism Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan and Stanley Ulijaszek (eds.) Routledge Series in Critical Food Studies, 2018, 234 pages   A Swiss academic scans the…


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In The Journals – April Part II by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , May 4th, 2016


Another set of great papers from the journals in April. Enjoy!    Social Science & Medicine ‘I knew before I was told’: Breaches, cues and clues in the…


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In the Journals – April 2016 Part I by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , April 22nd, 2016


Welcome to the first stack of ‘In the Journals’ for April! It’s a bumper crop, so find a cosy corner and some coffee to comb through it all….


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Introduction: The First Thousand Days of Life by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , April 11th, 2016


(On behalf of the First Thousand Days Research Group (University of Cape Town)) “Good nutrition in the first 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second…


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Special Issue of Biosocieties: Neurosciences beyond the laboratory by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , December 7th, 2015


Tanja Schneider and Steve Woolgar introduce us to Neuroscience beyond the laboratory: Neuro knowledges, technologies and markets, in this special issue of Biosocieties.   Neuromarketing in the ma…


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In the Journals – November 2015 Part I by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , December 3rd, 2015


Here’s comes the first round of what you’ll find ‘In the Journals’ from November. Apart from the listings below, also see the Somatosphere post on a Special Issue…


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Transdisciplinary Problematics: A Special Issue of Theory, Culture and Society by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , December 2nd, 2015


The latest issue of Theory, Culture and Society offers a stellar set of offerings on the problematics of transdisciplinarity, through the lenses of philosophy, STS, feminist theory, and…


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In the Journals – July 2015 Part II by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , August 1st, 2015


 Here’s comes the second round of what you’ll find ‘In the Journals’ from July. For the Special Issue on HIV Criminalisation and Public Health in the latest edition…


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The public health implications of HIV criminalization: a special issue of Critical Public Health by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , July 27th, 2015


The latest issue of Critical Public Health features a Special Issue on HIV Criminalisation and Public Health. Guest editor Eric Mykhalovskiy outlines the public health implications of HIV…


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