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AMAA on Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care by Elana Buch

Elana Buch , December 6th, 2021

Questions developed by the members of CU Denver’s ANTH4600/5600, S2021: Kaylynn Aiona, Delilah Chavarria, Darcy Copeland, Keaton Green, Ari Jones, Caitlin Konchan, Chris Kuelling, Kuba Kwiecinski, Ro…


Surviving COVID-19 by Chiappori Magdalena Zegarra

Magdalena Zegarra Chiappori , September 9th, 2021

Survival. Perhaps the word carries more weight today than ever. We are all engaged in this exercise of collective survival. Many of us have found ourselves forced to…


Book Forum: Therapeutic Politics of Care in Asia by Nicholas Bartlett

Nicholas Bartlett , July 19th, 2021

The six review essays in this collection emerge from a joint launch of five books and one dissertation/ book-in-progress and a panel at the recent annual meeting of…


Pains, pleasures, and a new electric wheelchair by Anna Mann

Anna Mann , March 11th, 2021

A Wednesday in May 2017, Vienna, Austria The door opens. Behind it is Frau Schöbel, a tiny woman in her early seventies.[1] Through her glasses, her eyes are…


The ‘chronic’ lives of failing organs: afflictions of ambivalent care in Mexico by Ciara Kierans

Ciara Kierans , March 11th, 2021

Life has always been difficult, Maria del Rosario told me, but she coped. That was before all the sickness. When her mother’s kidneys began to fail, she felt…


Chronic caring in unstable landscapes by Josien de Klerk

Josien de Klerk , February 26th, 2021

The current ‘end of AIDS era,’ referred to as Treat All in policy circles,is characterized by the primary aim of identifying and putting all HIV-positive people on antiretroviral treatment …


Chronic living: ethnographic explorations of daily lives swayed by (multiple) medical conditions by Ayo Wahlberg

Ayo Wahlberg , February 25th, 2021

On the 12th of January 2020, the World Health Organization confirmed that the “mystery virus” which, according to reports from China, had infected some 50 people in the…


African Immigrant Care Workers & COVID in the US: Their Fears, Protections, and Recalibrations by Cati Coe

Cati Coe , February 16th, 2021

The US healthcare system depends on the labor of immigrant healthcare professionals, a fact mainly unrecognized and unreported during the pandemic. Twenty-eight percent of physicians are foreign-born…


Window Work: Framing Eldercare in the Age of COVID-19 by Kristina Grünenberg

Kristina Grünenberg , December 22nd, 2020

In this blogpost, we draw from our current fieldwork on the island of Ærø, a place which has branded itself as “the digital island”[1], to explore how care…


Cues for Ethnography in Pandamning Times: Thinking with Digital Sociality in the Covid-19 Pandemic by Alder Keleman Saxena

Alder Keleman Saxena , May 31st, 2020

Covid-19 has made the world strange. For many, efforts to stall the pandemic have initiated an unprecedented enclosure of our lives within the familiar walls of our homes,…


Caring in the time of corona: Technological possibilities and limitations by Matthew Lariviere

Matthew Lariviere , May 17th, 2020

“Now is the moment to put the failures of the past behind us, and set our sights on the NHS being the most cutting-edge system in the world…


Covid-19: Bringing the social back in by Tine Buffel

Tine Buffel , April 21st, 2020

The impact of changes – social and medical – brought about by Covid-19 will not be known for some time. So far, in the UK at least, numbers…


Caring in times of COVID-19 by Patrícia Ferreira

Patrícia Ferreira , April 14th, 2020

“Will this be the same story with every new virus emerging on the global horizon, every year?” The question that Vincanne Adams asks in “Disasters and capitalism…and COVID-19”…


Of dogs and their humans: Late life in a more-than-human world of the COVID-19 pandemic by Cristina Douglas

Cristina Douglas , April 11th, 2020

Sometimes when we go to the park, Bruce – my canine research assistant – and I meet with another more-than-human pair, who join us for a game of…


Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Eldercare in Wuhan under COVID-19 by Zhe Yan

Zhe Yan , April 4th, 2020

When the pernicious effects of COVID-19 manifested clearly first in Wuhan, the entire city and the whole of Hubei Province came to a standstill. The lockdown of Wuhan…


In the search of a school for Nancy: stories of disability, inclusion and care by

Raquel Lustosa C. Alves , December 9th, 2019

Procura-se uma escola para Nancy: histórias de deficiência, inclusão e cuidados. For English, click here. Com pouco mais de três anos, chegou a hora de Nancy – a…


Suffering, Agency, and the Value of Early and Late Life by Iben Mundbjerg Gjødsbøl

Iben Mundbjerg Gjødsbøl , June 27th, 2019

‘Do no harm’ is the first principle in both research ethics and bioethics, conveying an inherent ambiguity in the biomedical imperative to create healthier and longer human lives….


Gramps and the Gangster visit the memory clinic by Jason Danely

Jason Danely , March 26th, 2019

“Are you free tomorrow?” “Sure, what’s going on?” “It’s a big day for Gramps! I’m taking him to the doctor. I guess someone from the ward office said…


Care in the middle voice by Tyler Zoanni

Tyler Zoanni , February 12th, 2019

When thinking about care, it is easy to assume an asymmetrical structure with two fixed two roles: the care-giver and the cared-for. It is likewise easy to assume…


The Work of Care by Helena Fietz

Helena Fietz , January 29th, 2019

I have been conducting research on intellectual disability and care practices among families of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in Porto Alegre, Brazil, since 2014.1 Despite the many differences in…


A Reader’s Guide to the Anthropology of Ethics and Morality – Part III by Jeannette Pols

Jeannette Pols , November 1st, 2018

Editor’s note: We asked several scholars which readings they would recommend to students or colleagues interested in familiarizing themselves with the anthropology of ethics and morality. This is…


Thinking pain by Annelieke Driessen

Annelieke Driessen , October 1st, 2018

Care worker Annika announces that she does not want to go to Mr Moran. “He always complains.” “I’ll go”, says her colleague Robin, and turning to me he…


Taking part in and being part of giving birth: Enacting participation in a midwife-led birth situation by Annekatrin Skeide

Annekatrin Skeide , October 1st, 2018

According to her midwife Jana, Mira’s was a textbook birth: it was quite fast, even for a second birth, and proceeded without any complications. In reflecting on her…


Refraction of participation by Jeannette Pols

Jeannette Pols , October 1st, 2018

Refraction of participation What does it mean to participate? What does participation do?[1] The etymology of ‘participation’ traces from the Latin word participationem, which translates as ‘sharing, …