Medical Anthropology: Cross-cultural Studies in Health and Illness (MA) plans a special issue of the journal to advance anthropological perspectives on “biological terrorism” – an apparent danger that has captivated the popular imagination and helped fuel new national and global security regimes, reconfigure public health priorities, and hasten pursuit of enhanced biomedical control over infectious diseases. Analyses that breach the boundaries between medicine and science, technology, religion, politics, medical ethics, and/or public culture are especially welcome, as are historical and comparative approaches that shed light on developments in “biodefense” and “biosecurity” throughout the world. MA serves as a forum for inquiries into how knowledge, meaning, livelihood, power, and resource distribution are shaped and how, in turn, these phenomena go on to shape patterns of disease, experiences of health and illness, and the organization of treatments.
To submit or inquire, contact Monica Schoch-Spana, issue guest editor, at email@example.com or 443-573-3322 and/or Stacy Pigg (Editor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final deadline for submissions is October 1, 2004, but submissions will be sent out for review as soon as they are received.
For more information on Medical Anthropology and for instructions for authors, see http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01459740.asp
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