Department of Anthropology


CORTH Member Bronwen Gillespie New Publication

CORTH Member Bronwen Gillespie has recently published an article:


This paper explores the use of sprinkles, or multi-micronutrients, distributed by the Peruvian state to children under three in response to high levels of iron deficiency anemia. Based on ethnographic research carried out in a subsistence farming village in the Ayacucho region, I will show that nutrition activities, other than sprinkles consumption, are taken up despite a problematic relation with the local health services. I will argue that reservations about using sprinkles, and public health services in general, are not to do with a rejection of biomedicine, but rather a comment on their relationship with the state. 

Gillespie, B. (2016) Negotiating nutrition: Sprinkles and the state in the Peruvian Andes, Women's Studies International Forum

It is available here

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By: Centre for Cultures of Reproduction
Last updated: Sunday, 11 December 2016