Climate Change, COVID-19, Current Issue, Research

Fall 2020 Issue

Fall 2020 and social scientists are hard at work. Check out what some of us are doing in our latest issue of Practicing Anthropology. Continuing On Making Native Art Known During Pandemic TimesBy Gwendolyn Saul Shifting Landscapes of Belonging: Birth Doulas and COVID-19By Angela N. Castañeda and Julie Johnson Searcy Bordertown Blues and COVID-19By Sonja Michal… Continue reading Fall 2020 Issue

COVID-19, Current Issue

The Interplay of Words and Politics During COVID-19: Locally Contextualizing the Universal Pandemic Vocabulary

From Inayat Ali and Robbie Davis-Floyd: Whenever a challenging situation emerges, an ambiguous, robust and thought-provoking vocabulary also surfaces. Sometimes, entirely new words are introduced, such as “coronavirus” and “COVID-19”; at other times, the terminology existing in what Ali calls the “societal memory” is sufficient to make sense of that extraordinary event, and problems arise… Continue reading The Interplay of Words and Politics During COVID-19: Locally Contextualizing the Universal Pandemic Vocabulary

COVID-19, Current Issue

Patterns of Virus: Navigating the Social Contours around SARSCoV2 and COVID19

The following statement comes from Miles Fahlman, author of Patterns of Virus: Navigating the Social Contours around SARSCoV2 and COVID19, that can be found in the Summer 2020 issue of Practicing Anthropology:  Concerning the Social Contours project here in Saskatchewan, which survey’s the general public on making use of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), including high-risk behavior, and… Continue reading Patterns of Virus: Navigating the Social Contours around SARSCoV2 and COVID19

COVID-19, Current Issue, Research

Summer 2020 Issue

Summer of 2020 and social scientists are hard at work. Check out what some of us are doing in our latest issue of Practicing Anthropology. COVID-19 Covid & Indian Country: Being Indigenous in Corona Virus World… By Michael-Kickingbear Johnson A Psychologist Responds  By Rebecca Wald The Impacts of COVID-19 on Birth Practices in the US  By… Continue reading Summer 2020 Issue

COVID-19, Current Issue

Anthropology in Emergencies: The Roles of Anthropologists during the COVID-19 Pandemic By Inayat Ali

From Inayat Ali: When I drafted this article, the worldwide cases of COVID-19 were over 2 million and deaths around 135,000, as compared to the current statistics that are around 8.398 million and 450,000, respectively. The statistics can be tricky and questioned; however, there is no doubt that the pandemic has overwhelmed the entire world.… Continue reading Anthropology in Emergencies: The Roles of Anthropologists during the COVID-19 Pandemic By Inayat Ali

COVID-19, Current Issue

The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A. Schwartz

Check out the summer issue of Practicing Anthropology to find out what researchers have learned about “The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States.” Coming on July 1, 2020. The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A. Schwartz Abstract How quickly… Continue reading The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A. Schwartz

Current Issue, Media

From Blogging to Podcasting to Public Intellectual?

By Christopher Lynn, Ph.D., University of Alabama, cdlynn@ua.edu  As we hunker down in our social isolation but reach out to each other through Zoom, social media, emails, and other creative ways, it reminds me of why my friend and colleague Cara Ocobock and I started the “Sausage of Science” podcast (which you can subscribe to… Continue reading From Blogging to Podcasting to Public Intellectual?

Current Issue, Infectious Disease, Jail, Staph, Staphylococcus aureus

Overcoming Institutional, Scientific, and Cross-disciplinary Barriers for Healthcare and Disease Transmission Research in County Jail Settings: Integrating Genomics, Survey Data, and Biological Data Collection Strategies By Viacheslav Y. Fofanov, Crystal M. Hepp, Jill Hager Cocking, and Robert T. Trotter II

Abstract More than 20 million Americans are currently or have been previously incarcerated and 12 million cycle in and out of the criminal justice system each year. Despite the importance of the jail populations, there are a number of barriers to conducting research in this setting. Challenges in recruiting jail inmates without undue coercion while… Continue reading Overcoming Institutional, Scientific, and Cross-disciplinary Barriers for Healthcare and Disease Transmission Research in County Jail Settings: Integrating Genomics, Survey Data, and Biological Data Collection Strategies By Viacheslav Y. Fofanov, Crystal M. Hepp, Jill Hager Cocking, and Robert T. Trotter II