Tag: mental illness

Being Psychotically Adept— Placing Change, the Poetic Self, and Community Arts Together by Luke Kernan

Luke Kernan , November 10th, 2020

For some time now, I have been volunteering at a local mental health clinic known as Foundry. One of the activities I have become involved in at the…


In the Journals – Confinement and Mental Health

allisontedesco , July 27th, 2020

Cour des agitées by Amand Gautier via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed by discipline, geographical…


Flattening the Mental Health Curve: Answers Already in Hand

dlende , June 6th, 2020

Covid has impacted mental health. So too has police violence. And we still operate from a model where we have to go someplace to access individual care. Many…


Comedic Lies as Transitory Truths

Alexandra Frankel , April 1st, 2019

Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than, well, anthropologists? And what happens when a Danish anthropologist takes the mic? Anthropology News recently decided to no longer accept prank…

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Changing Time by Janet Weston

Janet Weston , March 19th, 2019

History and dementia are both concerned with time. Writing history is all about folding time, making sense of things that have become confused and confusing with the passage…


Taking Care on Veterans Day

Alexandra Frankel , November 12th, 2018

An anthropologist reflects on conducting research as an “insider” to the veteran population.  Kreisten Downs For me, Veterans Day produces contrasting and sometimes painful emotions. Yet for others,…

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Raising Health Expectations for Schizophrenia Patients

Alexandra Frankel , October 12th, 2018

People living with chronic illness and medication also manage their health in experimental and often quite ordinary ways. Blood tests, echocardiograms, waist measurements, and body weigh-ins comprise…

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Stop Using Psychiatry to Sell Guns

aaaguestcontributor , May 31st, 2018

This post was submitted by Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. It’s enough to…

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The Living Dead

Lucie Downer , April 5th, 2018

While avoiding starting my homework, I was watching clips on YouTube from different TLC TV-shows. I quickly fell down the rabbit hole of watching clips from the Untold…

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Conference Report: “Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: Participating Bodies” by Alev Sen

Alev Sen , October 7th, 2016

Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: Participating Bodies 8 July 2016, University of Cambridge Conveners: Darin Weinberg, University of Cambridge Monica Greco, Goldsmiths, University of London Robbie Dusch…


anthro in the news 11/9/2015

anthropologyworks , November 9th, 2015

  Enset is a survivor when other plants die. credit: DW/J. Brewer A traditional African food crop is money in the bank An article Deutsche Welle described the…


Open Access Articles from the American Anthropological Association

kevinkarpiak , May 7th, 2015

The AAA has decided to feature the “most-discussed” articles (as measured by Altmetrics)  from Anthrosource by making them temporarily open-access. Among these are several articles that mi…



ukvisualanth , May 27th, 2014

  Reflexion– expression without words; a remark expressing careful consideration; a calm, lengthy, intent consideration. Inter– Between, among; mutually; reciprocally   Marlowe L…

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