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Science on Dissertation Reviews
Starting from mid-September, the Bioethics, Medical Anthropology and Science Studies series will appear on Dissertation Reviews every Wednesday. If yo...
Asperger’s Syndrome, Biomedicine & Identity
A review of The Machine Within: An Ethnography of Asperger’s Syndrome, Biomedicine, and The Paradoxes of Identity and Technology in the Late Mod...
Medicine & Citizenship in Venezuela
A review of Vital Politics: Medicine and Citizenship in Venezuela, by Amy Ellen Cooper. Civic participation in the administration of public healthcare...
Disability & Marginality in Highland Ecuador
A review of Embodied Marginalities: Disability, Citizenship, and Space in Highland Ecuador, by Nicholas Rattray. Situated at the intersections of medi...
Fragile Kinships & Child Welfare in Japan
A review of Fragile Kinships: Family Ideologies and Child Welfare in Japan, by Kathryn Goldfarb. It is to Kathryn Goldfarb’s credit that her dissertat...
Reform, Aid & Biomedicine in a Tanzanian Hospital
A review of Negotiating Abundance and Scarcity: Health Sector Reform, Development Aid, and Biomedical Practice in a Tanzanian Hospital, by Noelle Sull...
Childbirth Injuries & Religious Subjects in Ethiopia
A review of The Gift of Cure: Childbirth Injuries, Clinical Structures, and Religious Subjects in Ethiopia, by Anita Hannig. Over the last years, obst...
Tibetan Medicine in Indian Exile
A review of Tibetan Medicine in Exile: The Ethics, Politics and Science of Cultural Survival, by Stephan Kloos. This dissertation offers the first com...
Pregnancy Interruptions in Eastern Cameroon
A review of Ambiguous Ambitions: On Pathways, Projects, and Pregnancy Interruptions in Cameroon, by Erica van der Sijpt. Erica van der Sijpt’s dissert...
Infertility & Children in North India
A review of Aulad: Infertility and the Meanings of Children in North India, by Holly Donahue Singh. Aulad: Infertility and the Meanings of Children in...
Transformations of “Sowa Rigpa” in Central Tibet
A review of Tibetan Medicine on the Margins: Twentieth Century Transformations of the Traditions of Sowa Rigpa in Central Tibet, by Theresia Hofer. Re...
Adolescent Initiation Rituals in Rural Tanzania
A review of Negotiating Sexuality: Adolescent Initiation Rituals and Cultural Change in Rural Southern Tanzania, by Meghan Halley. In her dissertation...