Limn - a new online scholarly magazine dedicated to outlining contemporary problems - has a new issue dedicated to the "ecologies of Ebola." It's fascinating to see how an anthropological outlook can be used to make practical suggestions about the management of Ebola, a project that is at once biological, social, political, and environment. It is thus this sort of social complexity that anthropologists are posed to investigate. Their work can help illuminate and refocus the medical and political responses to the Ebola epidemic and help us to consider future strategies.
These and other contributions to this issue suggest the need to shift our critical gaze: from an exclusive concern with diagnosing failure, to the analysis of how Ebola 2014 has made visible the limitations of existing norms, institutions and practices, as well as the possibilities for a new politics of global health.