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Web Roundup: May 2020 by Maria Cecilia Dedios

The web roundup feature seeks to provide a periodical compilation of relevant content about anthropology, medicine, and society. It is fair to say that there has been an…

Web Roundup: How War, Not a Pandemic, Became America’s New Normal by Stephanie Palazzo

The US was not prepared for a pandemic, but it was prepared for war. When President Trump declared a national state of emergency on March 13, 2020, he…

Web Roundup: What Can the Coronavirus Outbreak Tell Us About Capitalism, White Supremacy, and Climate Change? by Anika Jugovic-Spajic

In December 2019, a new respiratory virus outbreak began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. A new strain of coronavirus, designated COVID-2019, belongs to a large…

Web Roundup: Lunar Bodies by Blair Bainbridge

The past month has been a big one for the moon. There was a total solar eclipse across Chile and Argentina on July 2, a partial lunar eclipse…

Web Roundup: Beyond Using More Female Rats: Gender Disparities in Biomedicine by Anika Jugovic-Spajic

Recently, physicians, public health experts, and anthropologists (among others) have pointed to a prevalence of gender, class, race, age, and ethnic bias in biomedical research and the specific…

Web Roundup: Abortion Bans, Heartbeat Bills, and the Future of Roe v. Wade by Whitney Arey

A year ago, I wrote about changes in abortion access globally, as countries like Ireland and Argentina were on a path to decriminalizing access to abortion services. While…

Having a Moment: Ruminations on Women, Hysteria, Stress, and the Pelosi Backclap by Stephanie Palazzo

Women are having a moment. At President Trump’s State of the Union address, Democratic women wore white as a nod to suffragists and female leadership, and Nancy Pelosi’s backclap went…

Web Roundup: Who Counts? Who’s Counting? by Paula Martin

In March 2018, the Pew Research Center reported that the Justice department intended to include a new citizenship question on the 2020 US Census. This past November, a…

Web Roundup: Marketing, Masculinity, and Commodity Activism by Katherine Warren

On January 13th, Gillette, a razor blade brand, released a new ad campaign called, “We Believe.” The video ad opens with a collage of news clips that—unlike the…

Web Roundup: Trapped in the Tar Pit by Kathleen Lynch

Earlier this month, Atul Gawande, physician-author and new CEO of the yet-to-be defined health venture formed by JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon, published the long-form New Yorker…

Web Roundup: Annals of Politics and Psychopathology by Talia Gordon

For those of us in the U.S. who read the Liberal News Media, September began with a bang that reverberated loudly, if anonymously, around the Internet. Well, the…

Web Roundup: Pharmaceuticals, ‘Pharmascolds,’ and Conflicts of Interest by Katherine Warren

Over the past month, a number of researchers, institutions, and pharmaceutical companies have come under pressure for relationships between medical research, clinical treatment, and corporate profits….

Web Roundup: Annals of Injury and Dispossession by Talia Gordon

In a 2013 essay in American Anthropologist, Andrea Muehlebach summarized the concept of “precarity” as “a shorthand for…the multiple forms of nightmarish dispossession and injury that our age…

Web Roundup: Abortion Access by Whitney Arey

This month, and especially this past week, has seen immense media coverage of abortion access, both in the United States and abroad. A recent study out of UCSF has…

Web Roundup: Women, Withdrawal, and Antidepressants by Katherine Warren

In April, an article in the New York Times caused a stir with the headline, “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit.” The piece begins with a…

Web Round Up: Clinical Trials on Trial by Moira Kyweluk

This month saw breaking news web-wide on one aspect of medicine that has drawn critiques and support from both social scientists and biomedical experts: clinical trials. Drug trials…

Web Roundup: Death, Life, and the Immortal Brain by Kathleen Lynch

Among the many tech-focused booths at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) early this year, one stood out in particular: an exhibition of manufactured bodies, or “sleeves,” into which…

Web Roundup: In the clouds by Lily Shapiro

As I’m sure many of you saw, this month started with the successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, giving a boost (sorry) to privatized space travel, and providing…

Web Roundup: Grand Not-So-Unified Theory of Birth Control Side-Effects by Anika Jugovic-Spajic

Recently, a number of news outlets reported the results of a new research study on the correlation between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer. The study analyzed data from…

Web Roundup: Gender and Health by Cinzia Greco

Nothing seems to be more self-evident than gender differences, and yet when we have to establish what these differences are, things seem to become complicated. Is it the…

Web Roundup: NFL Concussion Risk and our Chronic, Traumatic Entertainment by Kathleen Lynch

As the NFL continues to dominate headlines in both sports and politics, there was a renewed focus this month on CTE and its impact on the lives of…

Web Round Up: Time to Chill? Egg Freezing and Beyond by Moira Kyweluk

A focus on age-related fertility decline, and exploration of ways to expand the timeline and options for biological parenthood have been consistent cultural and web-wide fixations. The $3…

Identity politics, partisanship and healthcare by Maria Cecilia Dedios

The problem of intense polarization in politics -and in society more generally- has been on the spotlight for several months now. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve…

Web Roundup: A Hack By Any Other Name by Emily Goldsher-Diamond

Hacking has been on our minds for months now, namely due to the American (and now French) presidential election. But hacking has been of interest to scholars for decades, and in…