Tag: Biomedical Technologies

Ludwik Fleck where are you now that we need you? Covid-19 and the genesis of epidemiological facts by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , October 16th, 2020

 Tests for Covid-19 and the politics of big numbers We are incessantly flooded with data on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic. WHO and the Johns Hopkins coronavirus…


Web Roundup: Lunar Bodies by Blair Bainbridge

Blair Bainbridge , August 15th, 2019

The past month has been a big one for the moon. There was a total solar eclipse across Chile and Argentina on July 2, a partial lunar eclipse…


Ebola Afterlives by Eva Vernooij

Eva Vernooij , March 22nd, 2019

Image by Eva Vernooij Adiatu[1], a young Sierra Leonean laboratory scientist, turns on the light in the high risk room of the molecular unit of the recently renovated…


Speculation, Certainty and the Diagnostic Illusory: The Tricorder and the Deathless Man by Thierry Jutel

Thierry Jutel , July 18th, 2017

In the paragraphs which follow, we will be discussing the ways in which two pieces of speculative fiction, the science fiction film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,…


Material as opposed to what? Three recent ethnographies of welfare, biological labor, and human dignity by Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman , January 21st, 2017

Catherine Fennell. Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. Kalinda Vora. Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of O…


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…


Diversions of Biomedical Technologies in a Globalized World — A special issue of Medical Anthropology by Aaron Seaman

Aaron Seaman , February 3rd, 2016

The current issue of Medical Anthropology is a special issue, entitled “Diversions of Biomedical Technologies in a Globalized World.” As Claire Beaudevin & Laurent Pordié write in their…