Anthropological Association of Ireland


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IJA Vol. 19 2016 Issue 1 - Conference Issue (2)




 Editorial Note - Robert Power & James Cuffe

 Notes on Contributors



Comment On


Social Suffering in an Era of Resilience

- 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 & Ní 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


 Book Reviews









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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