Take a Stand on Austerity

Responding to recent global financial crises and related austerity measures, the Critical Anthropology of Global Health (CAGH) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology launched the Take a Stand (TAS) on Austerity initiative in 2013. Among the committee’s first steps has been drafting a brief statement and bibliography to help define the scope of the TAS on Austerity initiative and to brainstorm how anthropologists can get more involved. Drafts of the working statement and bibliography are currently available online for SMA members as well as other anthropologists to review and provide feedback. Anthropologists of all subdisciplines are highly encouraged to visit CAGH’s TAS on Austerity website and to participate in the ongoing discussion. The website may be accessed here. Questions or comments may also be directed to the committee chair Megan Carney, megcarney@gmail.com.