(MA U Sydney 1970; Prof
Emerita) Ethnology, medical anthropology, symbolism; Oceania, Bangladesh
is a cultural anthropologist whose areas of research include the
study of "kuru" in Papua New Guinea, cholera in Bangladesh, and
AIDS in the United States. She is currently working with a Social
Science Research Council committee to identify the critical issues
and needs of sexuality research and training in the United States,
and with an Office of AIDS Research Working Group identifying
high priority topics in international HIV prevention research
as well as in the United States. Her current writing projects
include changing forms of historical consciousness based on narratives
collected in New Guinea from the 1960's to the present.
- 2002 "Fore Narratives
Through Time: How a Bush Spirit Became a Robber, Was Sent to Jail,
Emerged as a Symbol of Eastern Highlands Province, and Never Left
Home," Current Anthropology, 43 (Supplement, August-October):
- 2001 "Kuru, Prions,
and Human Affairs: Thinking About Epidemics," Annual Review
of Anthropology, pp 363-385.
- 1998 "Images of Catastrophe,"
in Merrill Singer (ed), The Political Economy of AIDS.
New York: Baywood Publishing Co.
- 1993 Knowledge,
Power and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday
Life. Shirley Lindenbaum and Margaret Lock (eds). University
of California Press.
- 1990 "The Education
of Women and the Mortality of Children in Bangladesh," in Epidemiological
Perspectives on Populations in Transition, A.C.Swedlund and
George Armelagos (eds), Bergin Publishers.
- 1979 Kuru Sorcery:
Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands. Palo Alto,
- 1972 The Time
of AIDS: Social Analysis, Theory and Method. edited by Gilbert
Herdt and Shirley Lindenbaum. Sage Publications.
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