Anthropological Association of Ireland


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IJA Vol. 19 2016 Issue 1 - Conference Issue



Editorial Note

Robert Power

& James Cuffe 

Notes on Contributors


Comment On


Social Suffering in an Era of Resilience

Kieran Keohane



 Conflicting Interpretations of the Concepts ‘self-reliance’ and ‘resident control’ after their Introduction in a Dutch Nursing Home 

van den Buuse

 Pressure Play: Reflections on Forum Theatre and the Art of Caring for People with Dementia

 Cormac Sheehan

 The Propriety of the Normal: Childbirth and Risk Management in Ireland   

Sanna Poelman

‘Community Health in Action’:  Not a Theory-Free Zone

 Ó Crualaoich

The involvement of men in care. Men’s experiences as family caregivers of dependent adults 

Dolors Comas D’Argemir

 Redefining the body: Culture and politics within globalized debates on customary female genital cutting (FGC) practices

Máire NÍ Mhordha

 Caring agents: How Slovak job agencies sell care work abroad

Eva-Maria Walther

 Relatedness in Play: Elderly Danish People and Home Nursing

 Bodil Hedegaard Ludvigsen

 When Care Strikes Back – Some Strategies and Tactics for Dealing with Ambivalence of Visibility in Chronic Illness

Stefan Reinsch,

Jörg Niewöhner & Doris Staab


Between ‘Force’ and ‘Choice’: Practices of (Good) Care in Eating Disorders Treatment

Giulia Sciolli

Control and care at the end of life:

Performing the ‘good death’ in palliative care, an Irish perspective

Luciana Lolich

& Kathleen Lynch

 Interview With


On Passion for Anthropology

Arthur Kleinman

Interdependence, and the transformative potential of caring relations

Jacqui O'Riordan, Carol Kelleher, Feilim O’hAdhmaill

 Book Reviews


Liminality and the Modern: Living Through the In-Between By Bjorn Thomassen

Tríona Ní Shíocháin

 The Domestic, Moral and Political Economies of Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland: What Rough Beast? By Keohane & Kuhling 

Tom Boland 





News Flash

 Anthropology at Queens gains international support

International Organisations have come together in a show of support for continuing Anthropology at Queens University Belfast. Links to each of the issued letters are avaiable below:


IUAES, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Open Letter to QUB


WCAA, World Council of Anthropological Associations Open Letter to QUB


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