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Book Review: Evidence, Ethos and Experiment

A title this temporally and topically broad promises far-reaching goals, and the volume that follows does not disappoint. It offers important details on the meaning, experience, and nature of scientific research in Africa as gleaned from anthropologists, historians, law professors, and ethicists as well as medical practitioners. It emerged from a 2005 conference on “Studying […]

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Book Review: Passage to Manhood

n this ambitious book, Taiwanese anthropologist Liu Shao-hua examines the lives of Nuosu heroin users in Liangshan County, in Sichuan Province in Southwest China. This ethnography takes us behind the mountains to illuminate the experiences of young men and women during the first decade of the millennium and the exponential rise in HIV and drug […]

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