Priscilla Magrath (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) has a new article out in Medical Anthropology: Cross-cultural Studies in Health and Illness titled “Right to Health: A Buzzword in Health Policy in Indonesia.” In the article Priscilla uses the case of the policy on partnership between traditional midwives and biomedically trained midwives to illustrate how government officials use the language of the right to health to present the policy as beneficial, thereby glossing over underlying tensions in relationships between these two categories of midwives. The article is available here.
Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter is the author of a chapter in a new book from Routledge Press due out in June 2019. The chapter “India’s national TB programme: The struggle for innovation and control” appears in Understanding Tuberculosis and its Control: Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches (Helen Macdonald and Ian Harper, eds.” Learn more on the Routledge website.
In addition, Dr. Nichter is co-author with alumna Gauri Pathak (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) of a new article from Medical Anthropology Quarterly titled “The Anthropology of Plastics: An Agenda for Local Studies of a Global Matter of Concern.” Dr. Pathak is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Read the article here. (Anthro News digest date: 5/3/2019)