The core of this blog is medical anthropology – the majority of the authors are anthropologists who work on medical topics; however, we’re particularly interested in the borders between anthropology and a number of neighboring disciplines: namely, science and technology studies (STS), cultural psychiatry and bioethics.
In his second post, he reviews some medical anthropology related journals (special issues).
Raikhel is currently a postdoc at the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine - “fairly unique interdisciplinary units in which foster some very interesting research and discussions between anthropologists and psychiatrists, neuroscientists, sociologists and historians of science.”
His dissertation is an ethnographic study of addiction and the therapeutic market in contemporary Russia. He’s been on extensive fieldwork in addiction and psychiatric hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centers in St. Petersburg (source).
I was also asked to announce a new social science forum www.socialtalks.net. It is run by Espen Malling, student of anthropology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
At the same I want to remind of recent activity (not much, though) in the antropologi.info forum. It is also a pin board that you can use to post announcements