ANTH3530-01.Culture, Illness and Health.F13.Geurts,Kathryn
Culture, Illness and Health
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ANTH, GLOB, SOCJ
Goals: To introduce students to the subdiscipline of medical anthropology, and to study health, illness and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. Content: The study of affliction and healing in non-Western as well as Western societies; ways in which the social construction of well-being affects therapy managing strategies across a range of human societies; analysis of how power is utilized to privilege some sectors and deprive other groups of basic standards of community health; and the meaning of signs of sickness and suffering as a way of interpreting their relationship to broader social themes including technology, ritual, and religion. The course is designed to provide students with a framework for understanding the historical and social construction of healing practices and beliefs. Taught: Alternate years. Prerequisites: Previous coursework in anthropology or the social sciences.
Geurts, Kathryn, "ANTH3530-01.Culture, Illness and Health.F13.Geurts,Kathryn" (2013). Syllabi. 1578.