The Perkins Perspective

Spring 2014
Volume 6, Issue 3

This Issue’s Features

Max HunterReflections on Six Years at the Perkins Center

“This marks the end of my tenure as executive editor of the Perkins Perspective. Over the last six years, I’ve tried to create an eclectic e-journal to speak to academics, activists, hip-hop heads, professors, and students.𔄢

Player of the Worlds GamePlayer of the World's Game

“As a fair-haired child growing up in Northern California, I found soccer giving me insight into global health and social justice. And I remember when I realized I was more than a single defender for the Mustang Spirit club team — I was a player of ‘The World’s Game.’ ”



More on Reconciliation

Engaging Education: Health Care Disparities and the Mission of SPU

“Our experiences at the university and Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) events have introduced us to diversity in health care and the important role that empathizing with all populations plays in God’s call to Christian health professionals.”

Deep Cover: Studying HBO’s The Wire as a Path to Justice

“Using The Wire as a source of popular culture led to discussion between certain academics involved in African-American studies and us — the students.”


Book Reviews

High Price High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

“In High Price, neuroscientist Carl Hart ultimately seeks to demonstrate that stereotypes surrounding drug use and abuse are not based on scientific evidence.”



Mama Mama Might be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America

“Abraham recounts the life of the Banes family, an African-American family living in North Lawndale, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago.”



Improvising Medicine Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic

“The Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana’s capital city Gaborone holds the country’s only dedicated cancer ward. Resources are scarce, improvisation is a staple practice, and biomedicine is failing ...”


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