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Journal club: Fertility and the politics of reproduction

Posted by on January 23rd, 2014 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Fertility and the politics of reproduction

Medical Anthropology QuarterlyTomorrow we kick off another semester of medical anthropology journal club at UF. Our discussion will focus on the most recent winner of the Society for Medical Anthropology’s Polgar Prize for the best article published in a volume of Medical Anthropology Quarterly:

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“>Krause, E. L. (2012). “They Just Happened”: The Curious Case of the Unplanned Baby, Italian Low Fertility, and the ‘End’ of Rationality. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(3), 361–382. doi

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The start of a new semester (and new year) is also a good time to revisit some of the resources we’ve collected about journal clubs over the years. And don’t forget the perennial favorite: Why is it called journal club?

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Journal club meets every Friday at 11:45 a.m. in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103). See you there!

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Journal club: Local responses to global health policy

Posted by on January 16th, 2013 in Journal club | 1 Comment »

MAQThis week we kick off a new year of journal club with a co-winner of the 2012 Polgar Prize for the best paper published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly:

Van Hollen, C. (2011). Breast or bottle? HIV-positive women’s responses to global health policy on infant feeding in India. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 25(4), 499–518. DOI

I’ll be the moderator.

This semester we will meet from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103). Please join us!

Journal club: Personhood, responsibility, and dietary choice

Posted by on March 22nd, 2012 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Personhood, responsibility, and dietary choice

This week in journal club Sarah Szurek will lead discussion of a recent paper that challenges the conventional view of dietary choice and nutritional deficiencies as “noncommunicable”:

Yates-Doerr, Emily (2012). The Weight of the Self: Care and Compassion in Guatemalan Dietary Choices. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(1), 136–158. doi:10.1111/j.1548-1387.2011.01169.x

Join us in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103) on Friday at 11:45 a.m.

Journal club: Food insecurity in a non-market economy

Posted by on March 1st, 2012 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Food insecurity in a non-market economy

This week Doug Monroe will lead our discussion of a recent article on the experience of food insecurity in Burkina Faso, with an emphasis on social and psychological dimensions.

Nanama, Siméon and Edward A. Frongillo (2012). Altered social cohesion and adverse psychological experiences with chronic food insecurity in the non-market economy and complex households of Burkina Faso. Social Science & Medicine 74(3):444-51. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.11.009

Please join us in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103) on Friday, March 2, at 11:45 a.m.

Journal club: The problem of suffering

Posted by on January 18th, 2012 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: The problem of suffering

Last week’s discussion of the 2011 Polgar prize-winning paper went so well that Brian Tyler suggested we read the previous year’s winner. So join us in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103) on Friday at 11:45 a.m. for another stimulating discussion.

Honkasalo, Marja-Liisa (2009). Grips and ties: Agency, uncertainty and the problem of suffering.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 23(1), 51-69. doi

For more about Prof. Honkasalo and her work, visit her page at Linköping University.

Journal club: Stigmatized biologies

Posted by on January 11th, 2012 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Stigmatized biologies

Happy New Year! We kick off 2012 in journal club this week with the article that was awarded the Society for Medical Anthropology’s Polgar Prize last month at the AAA meetings in Montreal:

Horton, S., & Barker, J. C. (2010). Stigmatized biologies: Examining the cumulative effects of oral health disparities for Mexican American farmworker children Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(2), 199–219.

The Polgar Prize is given annually to the article deemed to be the best paper published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly in the most recent volume year. So expect good things! For a bit more context, see the press releases issued by the authors’ institutions, CU-Denver and UCSF.

Journal club will meet, as usual, on Friday at 11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. in the Medical Anthropology Lab (TUR B103).

Journal club: Symptoms and subjectivities

Posted by on October 5th, 2011 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Symptoms and subjectivities

Sharon Abramowitz will lead this week’s journal club discussion based on a recent review by Biehl & Moran-Thomas:

Biehl, J., & Moran-Thomas, A. (2009). Symptom: Subjectivities, Social Ills, Technologies. Annual Review of Anthropology, 38(1), 267–288. doi:10.1146/annurev-anthro-091908-164420

Join us on Friday at 11:45 a.m. in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103).

Journal club: Meta-ethnography and breast cancer

Posted by on September 29th, 2011 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Meta-ethnography and breast cancer

For journal club this week, June Carrington has selected our first-ever meta-ethnography:

Adams, E., McCann, L., Armes, J., Richardson, A., Stark, D., Watson, E., & Hubbard, G. (2010). The experiences, needs and concerns of younger women with breast cancer: a meta-ethnography. Psycho-Oncology, 20(8), 851–861. doi:10.1002/pon.1792

Please join us Friday at 11:45 a.m. in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103).

Journal club: Gender, race, and the life course

Posted by on September 21st, 2011 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Gender, race, and the life course

For this week’s journal club, Pete Collings has selected an article that picks up on several themes we’ve discussed in recent weeks: life course perspectives, qualitative methods, race, and gender. Please join us in the Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103) on Friday, 9/23, at 11:45 a.m. for the discussion.

Giele, J. Z. (2008). Homemaker or career woman: Life course factors and racial influences among middle class Americans. Journal of Comparative Family Studies 39(3):392-411

Journal club: Cancer, coping, and distress

Posted by on September 12th, 2011 in Journal club | Comments Off on Journal club: Cancer, coping, and distress

For journal club this week, Yasemin Akdas has selected an article related to her budding dissertation research:

Donovan-Kicken, E., & Caughlin, J. P. (2011). Breast cancer patients’ topic avoidance and psychological distress: The mediating role of coping. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(4), 596–606. doi:10.1177/1359105310383605

Please join us in the (newly redecorated) Med Anthro Lab (TUR B103) on Friday at 11:45a. Even if you’re not interested in the discussion, you’ll want to see what we’ve done with the place.