Reiko Kanazawa reflects on a workshop series about Scotland and AIDS crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organising a workshop during a pandemic is daunting. So also is talking about AIDS while each country is
Georgia Haire reviews Vaccinating Britain: Mass vaccination and the public since the Second World War (Manchester University Press, 2019) by Gareth Millward. Throughout the post-war period, the British public actively accepted, even demanded, vaccines
How is epidemiology shaped by the political structures of class, race and colonial power? Consequently, how might public health practices perpetuate global inequities? Steven Wilson reviews Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Public Health (The MIT
Paige Sweet and Danielle Giffort examine the cultural work involved in the production, circulation and validation of Covid-19 knowledge, via an analysis of the abject figure of the ‘bad expert’. Paige: Danielle and
In this post, Anna Kemball reflects on the framing of Native Americans as ‘postapocalyptic’ people in the context of Coronavirus. She discusses the missing public health data on Native American rates of Covid-19 amidst
Emily Sinclair reviews Andrew Russell’s Anthropology of Tobacco: Ethnographic adventures in non-human worlds (Routledge: 2019). In his Anthropology of Tobacco Andrew Russell takes a refreshing look at the history of this plant, both spirit and
Michal Raucher reviews Ben Kasstan’s Making Bodies Kosher: The Politics of Reproduction among Haredi Jews in England (Berghahn: 2019). In Making Bodies Kosher, Ben Kasstan explores the ways Orthodox Jews in Manchester, England respond to public
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