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VIRUS, un mundo por descubrir

anthropologies , July 30th, 2020


Hace ya 40 años que la comunidad científica dio por erradicada la Viruela, una enfermedad vírica que protagonizo una de las epidemias más devastadora de la historia de…


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Positioniertheit im Gesundheitsnotstand: Wahrnehmungen, Auslassungen und Bewertungen im Kontext von Ebola und Corona (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , April 29th, 2020


Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Anne Menzel   „Es ist wohl auch zu spät. Das Virus hat sich so weit verbreitet, dass es kaum noch hülfe, einzelne…


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The limits of medical heroism: reflections on Getting to Zero by Alice Street

Alice Street , May 21st, 2019


Getting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline By Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson Zed Books, 2018. 352 pages. It is midnight and my…


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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…


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Elective Affinities: Fragility and Injustice in the Field, by Luisa Enria

Mats Utas , May 11th, 2018


2017 They say they can’t tell if I have malaria or not, maybe it’s something else. “Just lie down, try the drip, and see if it helps”. I…


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Andrew Lakoff’s Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency by Christos Lynteris

Christos Lynteris , April 24th, 2018


Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency Andrew Lakoff University of California Press, 2017. 240 pages.   Let us be frank: it is hard to think preparedness…


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ReEBOV: Developing an Ebola rapid diagnostic test at research ground zero by Imogen Bevan

Imogen Bevan , April 16th, 2018


Expired ReEBOV tests in a hospital laboratory in Sierra Leone. Photograph by Ann Kelly In June 2015, as Sierra Leone and Guinea was experiencing new surges in clusters…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 31: Adia Benton on Public Health, Ebola and Black Lives on Both Sides of the Atlantic

smulla16 , May 17th, 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…


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Remnants of Ebola: Contemporary repercussions at a former centre of the outbreak, by Anita Schroven

IC_UGC , April 3rd, 2017


Field notes from Kailahun and Kpemalu The road network in Sierra Leone has much improved in recent years, especially since the first time I travelled to the Eastern…


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Remnants of Ebola: Contemporary Repercussions at a Former Centre of the Outbreak, by Anita Schroven (2017)

IC_UGC , April 3rd, 2017


Field notes from Kailahun and Kpemalu. The road network in Sierra Leone has much improved in recent years, especially since the first time I travelled to the Eastern…


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Ebola: why has the previous existence of Ebola in the Mano river region not been discussed?

Mats Utas , December 8th, 2016


  Empty Ebola Treatment Center at ELWA outside Monrovia. November 1, 2016 Passage from a medical journal from 1982: The results seem to indicate that at least Liberia…


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Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic by Paul Richards. Book Review by Jamie Hitchen

Mats Utas , September 20th, 2016


Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic is one of the first books to provide an in-depth analysis of the recent pandemic in West Africa, The…


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The “Good-Enough Anthropologist” by Elizabeth Durham

Elizabeth Durham , August 26th, 2016


“Where are all the anthropologists?” The question came from public health worker Douglas Hamilton on the first day of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum on Ebola, held in November…


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After the End of Ebola by Patricia Kingori

Patricia Kingori , August 19th, 2016


When the international teams began closing the Ebola Treatment Centres (ETCs) in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea this signalled the end of Ebola for many people. As researchers, NGO…


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Circulating Ebola in the Anthropocene

Elyse Bailey , July 12th, 2016


As Earth’s climate and species assemblages rapidly change, emergent zoonoses—diseases that spill over from nonhuman animal to human populations—are outpacing modern medical solutions. Contributors to …


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Diagnosing Failure: The Post-Hoc Report as an Administrative Epilogue by Andrew Lakoff

Andrew Lakoff , June 1st, 2016


The World Health Organization recently released its long-awaited final report on the organization’s response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic. The report opens by explaining that, however tragic the…


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The Morning After: anthropology and the Ebola hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven

IC_UGC , February 17th, 2016


The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…


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The Morning After: Anthropology and the Ebola Hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven (2016)

IC_UGC , February 17th, 2016


The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…


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The Morning After: Ethnologie mit Ebola-Kater

Max Schnepf , January 23rd, 2016


Anne Menzel und Anita Schroven Ebola Behandlungszentrum in Forécariah, Guinea | Anita Schroven, Januar 2016 Jahreswechsel sind traditionell die passende Zeit für Rückblicke und Katerstimmung. Allerdi…


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Closed fists of Ebola, by Diana Szántó

Mats Utas , December 8th, 2015


The arrival is always a shock. When the door of the aeroplane opens, there is a sudden rush of heat, of odours and colours. It does not take…


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The Financialization of Ebola by Susan L. Erikson

Susan L. Erikson , November 11th, 2015


Original Ebola Virus Image by Frederick A. Murphy/CDC; downloaded November 3, 2015. Modification to image by Lukas Henne, November 3, 2015. Far away from the frontlines of the…


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Conference review: MAGic 2015 Anthropology and Global Health: Interrogating Theory, Policy and Practice by Josien de Klerk

Josien de Klerk , November 2nd, 2015


“Global Health is like a containership. The multiple actors —international and local NGOs, humanitarian organisations, scientists, activists, politicians — operate the tugboats, attempting to nu…


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“You think this is an Ebola Office?” Rebuilding trust in the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s outbreak, by Luisa Enria

Mats Utas , October 13th, 2015


We are sitting amongst the rubble of an unfinished building, a group of young men have stopped their construction work for a moment to take respite from the…


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anthro in the news 10/12/2015

anthropologyworks , October 12th, 2015


  Caption: Artemisia annua which yields an anti-malarial drug, source: Wikipedia Nobel Prize catalyzes controversy in China   The New York Times reported on reactions in China about…


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