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Life After Prison
, 16 September
About: Bruce Western, Homeward. Life in the year after prison, Russell Sage...
The Politics of Antibiotics
, 30 May
An interview with Ramanan Laxminarayan
Forcing Vaccine Progress
, 8 November 2018
Financial interests and health policies in the Philippines
A New Look at Development
, 4 June 2018
Over the past two centuries, the world has grown much richer and has seen...
, 13 April 2017
Far from lessening inequality between social groups in France, the...
Lobbied by the Laboratories
, 9 March 2017
What determines the value of a drug? Quentin Ravelli’s ethnographic study of...
Giving a Shit
, 30 November 2015
Let’s not tiptoe around it: this essay on excrement—a crucial agricultural,...
The International Health System and the Ebola Epidemic
, 8 June 2015
The management of the Ebola epidemic by the international community has...
Alternative Foods, Activism and Strawberries in California
, 10 February 2015
An interview with Julie Guthman
Imagining Health Disasters
, 2 February 2015
Patrick Zylberman examines how the concept of health security has developed...
The Human Element vs. the Standardization of Medical Care
, 5 June 2014
Originally conceived to help physicians make enlightened decisions,...
The Last Mile
, 30 January 2014
Should we still believe in the eradication of polio?
Fukushima: The Unremitting Disaster
, 13 April 2012
An Interview with Paul Jobin, sociologist
Race and Health in Post Civil Rights America
, 1 September 2011
Interview with Alondra Nelson
The Precariousness Syndrome
, 17 January 2011
While sociological and philosophical studies of social suffering are...
The Century of the Hygienist
Thomas Le Roux
, 24 December 2010
How did physician-chemists go about putting public hygiene on the agenda...
Rebel with a Prescription: Eminem, or America on Drugs
, 23 October 2009
Eminem, like millions of Americans, just strolls down to his local...
Is America Sick with Inequality?
, 19 February 2009
Douglas Massey’s book, Categorically Unequal, draws up an instructive...
Red Ribbon and Black Silence
, 2 October 2008
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