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Momentaufnahme: Überlastete Covid-19-Untersuchungsstellen und die Koordination von Verdachtsfällen in Berlin (#WitnessingCorona)

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Rebecca Blome Zur Entlastung der Berliner Covid-19-Untersuchungsstellen hat die Charité eine App eingerichtet. CovApp bietet Menschen mit potenzieller Exposition zu C…

Politically charged and morally provocative: A report from the German Anthropological Association’s (DGSKA) conference in Konstanz

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Piyush Pushkar I had the pleasure of attending the recent conference of the German Anthropological Association (DGSKA) in Konstanz, which invited panels…

Ideological Closure, Austerity and National Health Service Reforms: How do UK healthcare bureaucrats close down the political space available for ethical debate of budgets, reforms and their consequences?

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Piyush Pushkar For my PhD research, I spent a year doing ethnographic fieldwork in Greater Manchester, with political activists campaigning against cuts…

Recovery Adjourned: Curative Belonging between Cameroon and Germany

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Henriette Vogel The point of departure of my fieldwork and the cornerstone of my future Master’s thesis is an event of a…

CfP „Radical Health: Doing Medicine, Health Care, and Anthropology of the Good“ (Berlin, 2-4 October 2020)

Hide Press Release (14 Less Words) Helmar Kurz, Claudia Lang, Dominik Mattes, Caroline Meier zu Biesen, Nasima Selim, Ehler Voss In contemporary times of proliferating neoliberalization, augmenting so…

What’s in a name? Diagnostic uncertainty and moral experience in a mental hospital in the Tanga region of Tanzania

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Florin Cristea “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet”   William…

New Publication “Transfigurations of Health and the Moral Economy of Medicine: Subjectivities, Materialities, Values”

Hide Press Release (8 Less Words) Janina Kehr, Hansjörg Dilger, and Peter van Eeuwijk The health sector is one of the largest and most rapidly growing branches of…

Where is my mind? Ecologies of healing and care in more-than-human worlds

Hide Press Release (5 Less Words) Max Schnepf and Karoline Buchner With your feet on the air and your head on the ground Try this trick and spin…

Review of “The politics of vaccination. A global history” (Edited by Christine Holmberg, Stuart Blume and Paul Greenough)

Photo: Paul R. Greenough Eva Jansen “The politics of vaccination. A global history” is a multi-faceted study of the connections between vaccination, identity (constructions and politics), political s…

Embodied Belonging: In/exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion – Workshop Report

Hide Press Release (4 Less Words) Caroline Meier zu Biesen Report on the workshop “Embodied Belonging: In/exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion”, convened on…

Transnational Scientific Projects and Racial Politics: The KEMRI Six Case Against the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Contemporary Kenya

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Denielle Elliott The Supreme Court of Kenya: Lawyer Ogutu, Sam Gwer, Lawyer Chigiti, Michael Mwaniki, and Moses Ndiritu (left to right), taken…

Enacting the homosexual body: The Turkish military’s practice of “proving” homosexuality through rectal examinations

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Max Schnepf Photo credits: Can Ortak The practice of rectal examinations in the Turkish military made international news (e.g. Gaytimes 2015) when…

Cancer, Care and Hope – A Hospital Ethnography on Palliative Care in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Andrea Buhl Photo 1: Ocean Road Cancer Institute Dar es Salaam, Source: ORCI. The emergence of hospices and palliative care in Africa…

From Harry Potter to Jesus – A transfigurative conference report

Hide Press Release (4 Less Words) Laura Perler, Francesca Rickli Credit: Transcultural Studies, University of St. Gallen Conference report on the anniversary conference: ‘Transfigurationen: Medizin mac…

Refusing Blood, Establishing Relational Biocitizenship: Collectivizing Moments among Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Małgorzata Rajtar Picture 1: Excerpt from a Jehovah’s Witness advance directive. © Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. Photo: M….

An Option with no Choice? The Role of Preventive Technologies in (Dis-)Locating a Malaria Epidemic

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) René Umlauf This photo was taken 31st of August 2016. It shows the compound of Gulu’s District Health Administration, which was used…

Locating Care within the Nascent Infrastructure: Renal Dialysis in Thailand

Hide Press Release (3 Less Words) Bo Kyeong Seo A new tertiary hospital building is under construction in Chiang Mai. / Photo: B.K. Seo When new epidemics hit…

Arabian Medical Genetics: Of Rare Disorders and Decreasing Oil Rent

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Claire Beaudevin Diagram explaining the transmission of alleles between parents and children (Department of Inherited Blood Disorders (Ministry of Health) and Ministry…

Embryos on the Move: Transnational Networks of Surrogacy

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Anika König Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) where sperm is manually injected into the egg cell. This procedure is predominantly used to overcome…

Medical Technologies and Infrastructure: Exploring Im/Mobility and Dis/Connectivity in “Global Health”

Hide Press Release (4 Less Words) Hansjörg Dilger, Dominik Mattes Source: pixabay CC0 1.0. There are numerous approaches to defining “Global Health” (Brown, Cueto, and Fee 2006; Farmer…

Muttermilch und Vaterrolle – Konstruktionen von Elternschaft im Stilldiskurs: Perspektiven aus Expertenalltag und Familienrealitäten

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Laura Gawinski Mutter mit ihrem gerade gestilltem Säugling | Foto: L. Gawinski „Stillen ist das Beste für Ihr Kind“ – dies ist…

Living Within Assisted Suicide: Drawing a Landscape and its Transnational Movements

Marcos Andrade Neves       Organization’s room: procedure and paper work | 2015 Marcos Freire de Andrade Neves Since 1871, upon the inception of the Criminal Code…

New Publication: “Medicine in Context: Towards a Social and Cultural Anthropology of Medicine(s) in an Interconnected World”

Hansjörg Dilger, Bernhard Hadolt Operating room of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon | Cover photo of the edited volume „Medicine in Context“ (2010) | 2007 Hansjörg…

Productive Pathologies: Poverty, Biovalue and Commodification of Disease in Urban Egypt

Mustafa Abdalla   June 2005: It is the annual end of year examination period in Al-Qasr Al-Aini Medical School in Cairo when some students in their clinical years…