Tag: maternal health

The new trial communities: challenges and opportunities in preconception cohorts by Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost , July 22nd, 2021

The Excavating the Biosocial series has so far focused on birth cohorts as ethnographic object (Gibbon and Pentecost 2020). In this post, I explore the expansion of interest…


Becoming Intergenerational in Birth Cohorts: kinship and the remaking of participation by Sahra Gibbon

Sahra Gibbon , March 18th, 2021

In recent years birth cohorts have become an invaluable context, resource, tool and ‘technology’ of an emerging terrain of biosocial science, given the unique opportunity they provide to…


The Limits of Warmth: Cultural Adaptation and the Politics of Temperature in a Bolivian Hospital by Gabriela Elisa Morales

Gabriela Elisa Morales , December 1st, 2020

In the small municipal hospital in the Bolivian highland town of Machacamarca (a pseudonym), the chilly air of the Andes seeps into the building, traveling through the thin…


‘A world that counts’: The rise of infographics in global maternal health campaigns by Margaret E. MacDonald

Margaret E. MacDonald , September 22nd, 2020

Infographics have become a ubiquitous feature of the contemporary global health landscape, crowding the presentations and exhibition halls of conferences, the pages of annual reports, and the website…


Health Insurance for the poor: insights from the Kenyan coast by Jacinta Victoria Muinde

Jacinta Victoria Muinde , May 11th, 2020

Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


The Protective Dualism: Maternal Knowledge Practices of the Zika Crisis in Puerto Rico by Holly Horan

Holly Horan , February 3rd, 2020

For Spanish click here. “So, we have had other mosquito-borne illnesses for a long time, like dengue and chikungunya, and now all of a sudden we should delay…


How Health Systems Hurt Women. Review of Fistula Politics by Alison Heller, Rutgers University Press (2018).

Maia , December 24th, 2018

Medical anthropology has come a long way from its initial focus on the interpretive dimensions of health  and sickness. The Medical Anthropology series from Rutgers University Press provides…


‘One Drop’: When White Breasts are CENTRAL in BLACK LIVES – A Webinar

Acquanda Stanford , October 12th, 2017

Abstract: What does breastfeeding look like when variations of racial dynamics are at play? For example, what does it mean … Continue reading →

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