Tag: Chronicity

One click away: learning to live with type 1 diabetes via Facebook by Natasja Kingod

Natasja Kingod , July 12th, 2021

Karen, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for three years, explains how she is only just starting to properly manage her daily self-care, and how it interrupts…


Social Life of Chronic Living by Peter van Eeuwijk

Peter van Eeuwijk , July 12th, 2021

Chronicity, ageing, and social life Old-age related health conditions evolve into both a dynamic and an inert chronicity which, in the end, produces a particular quality of life…


Long Covid, chronic fatigue syndrome and women: the shadow of hysteria by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , May 25th, 2021

Is long Covid disseminated by newspapers? On April 14th, 2021, the British journalist and writer George Monbiot published an article entitled “Apparently just by talking about it, I’m…


When care is delegated: Care troikas in Danish dementia wards by Simone Anna Felding

Simone Anna Felding , May 14th, 2021

When a person with dementia moves into a nursing home, he/she is not only physically transferred from one location to another; the relocation also involves a reconfiguration of…


Study Sessions for Grandmother: An Experiment with Repetition, Memory, and Dementia by Jieun Lee

Jieun Lee , May 14th, 2021

“My grandmother does a lot of ‘study (gongbu)’. Those are just some activities, but we named them ‘study’. What motivates her [to engage in those activities] is her…


Punctuated Lives – Staying Healthy with Lynch Syndrome by Laura Louise Heinsen

Laura Louise Heinsen , April 16th, 2021

Every two years, a letter from the Gastroenterology unit drops into Maria’s mailbox. It is a call to attend her regular surveillance colonoscopy to check for potential precancerous…


Running on Borrowed Life by Marie Kofod Svensson

Marie Kofod Svensson , April 12th, 2021

On a cold January afternoon in 2018, 18-year-old Sara locates me in the crowd at the train station. Together we take the bus to her home in a…


Chronic living against all odds in Honduras by Nancy Worthington

Nancy Worthington , April 12th, 2021

Yesenia was born with congenital heart disease in 2000, a time in Honduras when heart defects meant certain, if not sudden, death for most children. Owing to surgical…


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 Experimentation by Kane Race

Kane Race , February 26th, 2021

The introduction of effective combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV disease in 1996 was commonly narrated as a major event that transformed HIV from an inevitable death sentence into…


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…


Refraction of daily life by Jeannette Pols

Jeannette Pols , September 24th, 2018

Attending to what makes up ‘the everyday’ has long been a challenge for scholars in the social sciences. [1] Researchers from different disciplines and perspectives have explored how mundane…


Refraction of time by Jeannette Pols

Jeannette Pols , September 17th, 2018

On a Thursday evening, five men gather around a dinner table. Their host, a scientist from Surrey, England, has left them a note telling them to begin eating…


Configurations of diagnostic processes, practices, and evidence: a conference report by Natassia Brenman

Natassia Brenman , November 7th, 2016

Every two years the Medical Anthropology at Home network organises a conference to present and discuss recent work. The ninth conference, held in June 2016 in Northern Norway,…


The social framing of diagnoses and empathetic listening by Aaron J. Jackson

Aaron J. Jackson , August 5th, 2016

The account that follows depicts a visit with my neurologist. The visit was one of many within a five-month period of navigating various medical spaces to get to…