Reinscribing the Birthing Body: Homebirth as Ritual Performance

In the  Medical Anthropology Quarterly, released this month, Melissa Cheyney examines the clinical practices engaged in by U.S. homebirth midwives and their clients from the beginning of pregnancy through to the immediate postpartum period, deconstructing them for their symbolic and ritual content. Read this quarter’s issue by logging in to AnthroSource. Not a member? Join … Continue reading Reinscribing the Birthing Body: Homebirth as Ritual Performance

Vote in the AAA Elections Today – Deadline Approaching

Just a friendly reminder and re-post for readers to place their AAA election votes before the May 31st deadline. Hello AAA  Members, It is time to vote and I think you are going to like the new, improved, streamlined on-line voting system.  The candidates and their engaging/quixotic photos and their erudite/informative platform statements, and in some … Continue reading Vote in the AAA Elections Today – Deadline Approaching

March AN Features Place

The March Anthropology News In Focus series on the place is now posted on our Current Featured News page, free to the public throughout the month, then available (along with the rest of March AN) via AnthroSource. This month’s In Focus essays are by Jenna Andrews-Swann, Adam Fish, Cynthia Fowler, Fethi Keles, Peter C Little, Alex Nading, Martha … Continue reading March AN Features Place