Volume 34, Issue 4 (December 2020)


Medical Anthropology in the Time of COVID‐19

Alex Nading and Vincanne Adams

What Went Wrong: Corona and the World after the Full Stop

Carlo Caduff

Multimorbidity, Polyiatrogenesis, and COVID‐19

Stefan Ecks

The WetNet: What the Oral Polio Vaccine Hypothesis Exposes about Globalized Interspecies Fluid Bonds

S. Lochlann Jain

Hydroxychloroquine Controversies: Clinical Trials, Epistemology, and the Democratization of Science

Ilana Lowy and Luc Berlivet

The Culling: Pandemic, Gerocide, Generational Affect

Lawrence Cohen

Qatar, the Coronavirus, and Cordons Sanitaires: Migrant Workers and the Use of Public Health Measures to Define the Nation

Natsha Iskander

Plantation Politics, Paranoia, and Public Health on the Frontlines of America’s COVID‐19 Response

Yesmar Oyarzun

Book Reviews

Review of Fierce Medicines, Fragile Socialities: Grounding Global HIV Treatment in Tanzania. Dominik Mattes, New York: Berghahn Books, 2019, 436 pp.

Ellen Block

Review of Traveling with Sugar: Chronicles of a Global Epidemic. Amy Moran‐Thomas, Oakland: University of California Press, 2019, 384 pp.

Emily Yates‐Doerr

Review of Health in a Fragile State: Science, Sorcery, and Spirit in the Lower Congo. John M. Janzen, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019, 288 pp.

William C. Olsen

Review of As the World Ages: Rethinking a Demographic Crisis. Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018, 320 pp.

Jessica C. Robbins

Review of Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia. J. L. Cassaniti, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018, 318 pp.

Erik W. Davis

Review of An Impossible Inheritance: Postcolonial Psychiatry and the Work of Memory in a West African Clinic, Katie Kilroy‐Marac, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2019, 269 pp.

Ursula M. Read

Review of Making Bodies Kosher: The Politics of Reproduction among Haredi Jews in England. Ben Kasstan, New York: Berghahn, 2019, 272 pp.

Elly Teman

Review of Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America. David S. Cohen and Carole E. Joffe, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2020, 296 pp.

Risa Cromer

Review of Chronic Failures: Kidneys, Regimes of Care, and the Mexican State. Ciara Kierans, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2019, 178 pp.

Monir Moniruzzaman

Review of Competing Orders of Medical Care in Ethiopia: From Traditional Healers to Pharmaceutical Companies. Pino Schirripa, translated by Ciaran Durkin, London: Lexington Books, 2019, 138 pp.

Kenny Maes