Book Chapters



Emeritus Professor Annemiek Richters | From gifted loner to academic pioneer

Eylard van Hall

For Annemiek | Some history, a tribute and a personal note

Eduard Bonsel

A Dutch view of medical anthropology | Criticisms and suggestions

Thomas Maretzki


Age and high risk pregnancies | To what extent is knowing a contributor to medicalisation and suffering?

Grace Akello

A family | The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Ria Borra

Partner choice, arranged and forced marriages | Perspective of young people and their parents in the Dutch multicultural society

Leyla Cinibulak

Tale of Bosnia | What does it mean to live in Bosnia & Herzegovina? Live in a lie or illusion?

Milka Dančević-Gojković

Sociotherapy in the great lakes region of Africa | Group reflections and lessons learned from blocked social patterns in Congolese and Rwandan communities

Cora Dekker

The cultural interview | Connecting people?

Rob van Dijk

Loneliness and distress in old age | A note from Ghana

Sjaak van der Geest

Paternalism, gender and violence on wine farms | The Western Cape, South Africa in the early 1990’s

Diana Gibson

Seven years in Babel | Anthropological encounters in psychiatry

Simon Groen

‘Marriage is not a Boubou’ | The dark side of social capital

Lianne Holten

On death and family and anthropology

Arthur Kleinman

Asylum seekers facing indifference and inhumanity in the Netherlands

Sander Kramer & Ferko Ory

HIV sero-discordant couples and social capital in the great lakes region | Reflections on a theoretical framework

Anke van der Kwaak, Hermen Ormel, Rose Olayo & Betty Kwagala

Peer rejection in adolescence

Riny van Melzen

Socio-cultural inequities in health research | What does the intersectionality framework offer?

Janneke van Mens-Verhulst & Lorraine Radtke

Understanding the stigma of childlessness through the meaning of ‘mandatory motherhood’

Papreen Nahar

Travelling interventions and post-conflict societies | Doing sociotherapy in Rwanda

Emmanuel Ngendahayo & Theoneste Rutayisire

‘In Peru nobody dies of hunger’ | Weight loss and food practices among Peruvian domestic workers in Chile

Lorena Nunez C. & Dany Holper

The asylum request and the medical evidence

Janus Oomen

Amoebiasis – what’s the problem?

Ton Polderman

Depressive devitalisation and pervasive refusal syndrome | New child idioms of distress?

Ria Reis

The power of blood

Mineke Schipper

Friendship (and healing) in the ‘intersubjectivity of silence’ | A case illustration

Nasima Selim

Listening to women in the Congo | ‘Sharing being human’

Henny Slegh

‘We are now married with the UNHCR’ | Domestic violence in the context of refugee camps

Marian Tankink

Sorrow and hope among people with a life-threatening illness and those closest to them

Martine Verwey

Competing loyalties | The case of female genital mutilation

Erick Vloeberghs & Monica van Berkum, Pharos

Trauma dreams and reconnection

Marianne Vysma

The human rights discourse and disempowerment of indigenous migrant men in Mexico

Joan van Wijk

About the authors

List of financial contributors

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Monique Jongerius-Joras