In this paper, Sebastian Abrahamsson, Filippo Bertoni, Annemarie Mol, and Rebeca Ibáñez Martín will use the case of omega-3 fatty acids to address the questions of how materials may act; in which ways this is relevant; and what is linked up with it.
In this article by Jarrett Zigon, he describes what he learned from the anti-drug war movement—in terms of what its participants address, how they address it, and their form of organization—may help anthropologists rethink their own objects of study.
While social scientists often highlight the way medical technologies mediate biomedical hegemony, this special issue focuses on the creative and often unexpected ways in which medical technologies are appropriated by diverse actors in homes, ...
This paper by Fiona Parrott examines how men's reproductive bodies are problematised in rural northern Malawi as access to biomedically defined diagnoses of the health of men's sperm contribute to the visibility of male infertility
This paper shows how the contingency of edibility complicates existing scientific models of travel that posit that singular objects spread peripherally outwards from a center into a globally connected, singular world.
This special issue explores the tensions between individuals and institutions pressing for routinization and normalization of HIV in multiple settings in North America and east and southern Africa, by focusing on case studies.