Tag: addiction

In the Journals – Incarceration, Rehabilitation, and Recidivism

allisontedesco , March 1st, 2021

Josh Shapiro: Fair Commutation Not Mass Incarceration by joepiette2 via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed…


Needles to needles: how ear acupuncture can work for substance use recovery by Eana Meng

Eana Meng , September 15th, 2020

Helen was telling me about her day while I poured tea. Suddenly, the double doors swung open and a middle-aged man in a worn grey jacket briskly walked…


Memory / Habit / Addiction: Workshop Report by the Neuroscience and Society Network by Tara Mahfoud

Tara Mahfoud , July 23rd, 2020

INTRODUCTION The Neuroscience and Society Network, based at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (GHSM), organised a workshop titled “Memory / Habit / Addiction” on 28…


“The Hostel saved me, really” – addiction and homelessness under Covid-19 by Johannes Lenhard

Johannes Lenhard , June 19th, 2020

When I did my second shift of volunteering at the Hostel[1], new rules were already in place: ‘stay-at-home’ orders had been issued and were enforceable (if not necessarily e…


Pushing boundaries: Homelessness and addiction during Covid-19

Johannes Lenhard , June 3rd, 2020

“Ben really isn’t keeping up well. He looks fine, but he’s been complaining and he’s constantly out. […] You don’t see a change with everyone, but with him…


Our COVID Museum: Notes from Physician-Anthropologists on the Frontlines of an Evolving Pandemic in Seattle and New York City by Kimberly Sue

Kimberly Sue , April 8th, 2020

As the pandemic of SARS-CoV2 (the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19) unfolds it continues to impact contemporary forms of sociality and community, health, care, governance, and global interconne…


Dark Patterns, or Shades of Grey?

Alex Beattie , December 17th, 2019

Screen Time app. Credit: Apple Press Kit Auto-playing videos. Bottomless social media newsfeeds. Accentuated “I consent” buttons. The internet may appear as a Choose Your Own Adventure, but…


Video Games, Mental Health, and the Complicated Nature of Playing

Branden Dyaus , November 19th, 2019

Young man plays Fortnite at a gaming competition CC BY-SA 4.0 He melted into the shadows, pressing the ‘E’ key on his keyboard, activating his stealth skill, allowing…


Web Roundup: Annals of Injury and Dispossession by Talia Gordon

Talia Gordon , July 31st, 2018

In a 2013 essay in American Anthropologist, Andrea Muehlebach summarized the concept of “precarity” as “a shorthand for…the multiple forms of nightmarish dispossession and injury that our age…


Web Roundup: Women, Withdrawal, and Antidepressants by Katherine Warren

Katherine Warren , May 29th, 2018

In April, an article in the New York Times caused a stir with the headline, “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit.” The piece begins with a…


Web Roundup: Opioids as a National Emergency by Katherine Warren

Katherine Warren , September 6th, 2017

After several years in the headlines, the U.S. opioid crisis has been in the news this summer as the federal government debates its status as a national emergency….


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 29: Courtney Morris For Black Boys Who Look Blue

smulla16 , April 26th, 2017

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


Biofinance: Speculation, Risk, Debt, and Value from Bios: A conference report by Danya Glabau

Danya Glabau , February 27th, 2017

How does the financialization of life itself figure as a new means of producing value in modern technoscience? That is the question that motivated Kirk Fiereck to convene…


Turning cool kids into outlaws – Legal #fictions and the management of heroin abuse in post-reform China

Giulia Zoccatelli , May 13th, 2016

Cool kids. On a rainy afternoon towards the end of my fieldwork in Qilin, southwest China, I sat with one of my informants, Jiao Hua – a round,…


Kelly Ray Knight’s addicted.pregnant.poor by Kirsten Bell

Kirsten Bell , February 25th, 2016

addicted.pregnant.poor By Kelly Ray Knight Duke University Press, 2015, 328 pages addicted.pregnant.poor is the sort of ethnography you start reading and don’t put down again until it’s finished. …


Pharmaceutical Prosthesis and White Racial Rescue in the Prescription Opioid “Epidemic” by Helena Hansen

Helena Hansen , December 14th, 2015

Introduction A U.S. public discourse of addiction as a disabling psychiatric condition (as opposed to a moral flaw or social deviancy) was codified into Social Security policy in…


The Addiction Algorithm: An interview with Natasha Dow Schüll

Rachelle Annechino , February 9th, 2015

EM: Can you tell me a little bit about your book? NDS: I was in the first cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar postdoctoral program….

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