Volume 30, Issue 2 (June 2016)


Cancer and the Comics: Graphic Narratives and Biolegitimate Lives

Juliet McMullin

“Time with Babe”: Seeing Fetal Remains after Pregnancy Termination for Impairment

Lisa M. Mitchell

“With This You Can Meet Your Baby”: Fetal Personhood and Audible Heartbeats in Oaxacan Public Health

Rebecca Howes-Mischel

Incertitude, Hepatitis B, and Infant Vaccination in West and Central Africa

Abdoulaye Traoré, Louis Bainilago, and Tamara Giles-Vernick

Recreating Virginity in Iran: Hymenoplasty as a Form of Resistance

Azal Ahmadi

An Elephant in the Consultation Room?: Configuring Down Syndrome in British Antenatal Care

Gareth M. Thomas

Culture and the Immune System: Cultural Consonance in Social Support and C-reactive Protein in Urban Brazil

José Ernesto dos Santos, Mauro C. Balieiro, Rosane P. Ribeiro, and William W. Dressler

Book Reviews

Review of Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, and where to Draw the Line. Sharon R. Kaufman, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015, 314 pp.

Sarah Lamb

Review of Global Mental Health: Anthropological Perspectives. Brandon Kohrt and Emily Mendenhall, eds. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2015, 389 pp.

Aalyia Feroz Ali Sadruddin

Review of A Right to Health: Medicine, Marginality, and Health Care Reform in Northeastern Brazil. Jessica Scott Jerome, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015, 177 pp.

Alex Gertner

Review of The Pandemic Perhaps: Dramatic Events in a Public Culture of Danger. Carlo Caduff, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015, 254 pp.

Merrill Singer

Review of From Virtue to Vice: Negotiating Anorexia. Richard A. O’Connor and Peggy Van Esterik. New York: Berghann Books, 2015, 252 pages.

Rebecca Lester

Review of Possessing Spirits and Healing Selves: Embodiment and Transformation in an Afro-Brazilian Religion. Rebecca Seligman, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014, 209 pp.

Keith E. McNeal

Review of Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry. Catherine Nash, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015, 240pp.

Aaron Panofsky

Review of Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle of China’s Modernity. Sean Hsiang-lin Lei, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014, 376 pp.

M. Zhan

Review of Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia. Emma Kowal, New York: Berghahn Books, 2015, 198 pp.

Daniela Heil

Review of The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China. Everett Yuehong Zhang, Durham: Duke University Press, 2015, 288 pp.

Howard Chiang

Review of Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma. Cecilia Tomori, New York: Berghahn, 2015, 299 pp.

Kathleen Barlow