Tag: Science and Technology

The Cultural Construction of the ‘Bizzare’. Disentangling Sinophobic Language in Media and Science During the COVID-19 Epidemic (#WitnessingCorona)

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Dana Mahr   The Wuhan virus, the Chinese virus, or SARS-CoV-2? Wording matters! „I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and…

Transnational Scientific Projects and Racial Politics: The KEMRI Six Case Against the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Contemporary Kenya

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Denielle Elliott The Supreme Court of Kenya: Lawyer Ogutu, Sam Gwer, Lawyer Chigiti, Michael Mwaniki, and Moses Ndiritu (left to right), taken…

Enacting the homosexual body: The Turkish military’s practice of “proving” homosexuality through rectal examinations

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Max Schnepf Photo credits: Can Ortak The practice of rectal examinations in the Turkish military made international news (e.g. Gaytimes 2015) when…

An Option with no Choice? The Role of Preventive Technologies in (Dis-)Locating a Malaria Epidemic

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) René Umlauf This photo was taken 31st of August 2016. It shows the compound of Gulu’s District Health Administration, which was used…

Arabian Medical Genetics: Of Rare Disorders and Decreasing Oil Rent

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Claire Beaudevin Diagram explaining the transmission of alleles between parents and children (Department of Inherited Blood Disorders (Ministry of Health) and Ministry…

Embryos on the Move: Transnational Networks of Surrogacy

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Anika König Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) where sperm is manually injected into the egg cell. This procedure is predominantly used to overcome…

Medical Technologies and Infrastructure: Exploring Im/Mobility and Dis/Connectivity in “Global Health”

Hide Press Release (4 Less Words) Hansjörg Dilger, Dominik Mattes Source: pixabay CC0 1.0. There are numerous approaches to defining “Global Health” (Brown, Cueto, and Fee 2006; Farmer…

Medical Technologies and Infrastructure: Exploring Im/Mobility and Dis/Connectivity in “Global Health” #MedTech

There are numerous approaches to defining “Global Health” (Brown, Cueto, and Fee 2006; Farmer et al. 2013; Fassin 2012; Janes and Corbett 2009), a phenomenon that Arthur Kleinman…

„Die Vermessung des Unmenschen“: Zur Darstellung von Rasse und Rassismus in einer Dresdner Ausstellung

Hide Press Release (11 Less Words) Forschungsgruppe Anthropologie globaler Ungleichheiten, Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, FU Berlin Ausstellungsansicht „Die Vermessung des Unmenschen: …

Making Connections Through Simulation

F-5N Tiger II Simulator at NAS Fallon. Photo Courtesy Joseph K. Robinson The simulator operator warned me that I might get sick. I stepped down from the platform…

On the History and Future of Medical Anthropology in Germany – and the Close Relationship between Medicine, Technology and Society in a Globalizing World: Interview with Arthur Kleinman

In June 2011, Professor Arthur Kleinman (Harvard University) visited the Freie Universität Berlin and the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. It was one of Arthur Kleinman’s first visits to Germany…