Blue Children and All Shades of Responsibility

Book Review One Blue Child. Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health. Susanna Trnka. Standford: Stanford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781503601130. 280pp. Turning red is much “sexier” than turning blue in terms of health symptoms. Many physicians that Trnka interviewed for this book believe that cardiac issues attract more attention than respiratory conditions in […]

Policy Matters

A Preview of ASAP Panels at the 2017 AAA Meeting The 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC, will soon unfold alongside policy trends that reflect nationalist, xenophobic, and populist movements in Europe and the United States. The panels sponsored by the Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) reflect these […]

Improving Policy to Address Migrant Health

For the inaugural Sections Edition, we asked some of our section members to share their policy insights on a topic of increasing relevance—border and migrant health—and to comment on how medical anthropology can help. Here are their responses. [pquote]Medical anthropologists are called upon to expose how intensified immigration enforcement under the new presidential administration will […]