Susan Greenhalgh

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Since amartya Sen published his pathbreaking research on the “missing women” of asia two decades ago (Sen 1989, 1990), the distorted sex ratio at birth and consequent masculinization of asian societies have become a growing focus of scholarly and media attention. across east, South, and even west asia, the masculinization of sex ratios has been proceeding(More)
The nation's fight against fat has not reduced obesity, but it has had other worrying effects. Mental health researchers have raised the possibility that the intense pressures to lose weight have heightened the risks of developing eating disorders, especially among the young. Medical anthropology can help connect the dots between the war on fat and(More)
The underlying ethos of ‘nature’s benefits’ contributing to human wellbeing provides a common platform for understanding the function and value of biodiversity for stakeholders. Diverse societal worldviews however create differences in the way cultures relate to and understand the environment. The objective of this study was to identify community-based(More)
Since the one-child policy was introduced by the Chinese state almost thirty years ago, it has commonly been seen by Western observers as a disturbing paradox. Just as China was “freeing up” in other ways, following the death of Mao Zedong and the demise of the Gang of Four, it embarked on the most “draconian birth control campaign in history”—a state-led(More)
Science and Technology Studies has seen a growing interest in the commercialization of science. In this article, I track the role of corporations in the construction of the obesity epidemic, deemed one of the major public health threats of the century. Focusing on China, a rising superpower in the midst of rampant, state-directed neoliberalization, I(More)
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