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Medical Anthropology

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ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Fallacy, Arthur Kleinman, Health Promotion
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Anthropology and Global Mental Health (Laurence K. Kirmayer) Anthropology -Promise for a framework about everyday life -Movement for global mental health -Putting mental health on the map Mental Health ...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Metta Sutta, Medical Anthropology, Intersubjectivity
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Metta means Im Sorry Youre Sorry Intersubjectivity and Emotions Across Cultures (Darcie DeAngelo) -Rats sniff for land mines and explosions -Cambodians see them as loveable animals -Pity-love -Expressions of love ...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Biomedicine, Charismatic Authority, Teleology
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What Biomedicine Does Do -What biomedicine does do, and extraordinarily well, is to offer scientific understanding and technological control of sickness. That is an enormous achievement that no one can or should gainsay....

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Liver Transplantation, Pediatrics, Brain Death
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Medicalization of Death -Not seen as moral or spiritual -Disenchantment -Science seeks to determine the moment of death -Irreversible condition organs may be dissected out of the body despite the fact that mental activi...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Schull, Medicalization
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Pharmaceutical Selves What is the self? A pill for every ill -Medicalization -There is a pill for everything An ill for every pill -Possibility of creating an illness because you are taking a pill ...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Arthur Kleinman, Social Inequality
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The Body and Resistance A Doctor and Three Medical Anthropologists -Hans Baer Medical Marxist -Micheal Taussig Interpretive Medical Anthropologist -Arthur Kleinman Clinically Applied Medical Anthropologists -Ethical r...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Peer Pressure, Biopolitics, Harm Reduction
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The Biopolitics of Heroin in China (Sandra Hyde) Foucaults Analysis -Power How do actions influence each other? -Subjectivity How does one live? -Knowledge How do we find truth? Biopolitics Drug...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Radiophobia, Penetrance, Biorobotics
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Risk Risk -Risk is not a thing. Its a social construct, a social definition. It is something that must be believed in to have real effects. (Ulrigh Beck) -Risk is a social construction What is risky depends on w...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture 1: ANTH227.Spirit.Catches.You
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The Spirit Catches You, and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman) The Spirit Catches You, and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman) Hmong refugees causing economic burdens for the community Welfare costs Had to come to the US because they d...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Elaine Scarry, Talal Asad, Oncology
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Organ Transplantation Amputation -Oncology may lie on the cutting edge of biomedicine, but one its most fundamental modes of intervention cutting is as crude as it comes. Shared burden of suffering Do...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Eye Contact, Biomedicine
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Cancer -1/2 American men and 1/3 American women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer -It only cares about itself. (cancer) -War like imagery of cancer Enemy within us Hidden assassin Sens...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Frantz Fanon
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Psychic Life of Colonialism: The Inuit Story -Violence of colonialism disintegration of the self -Psychological violence perpetuated? -Inuit in Canada welfare colonialism Core is sending resources to the periph...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Serena Williams, Claudia Rankine, Frantz Fanon
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Medicine, Race, and Colonialism Frantz Fanon -Because it is systematic negation of the other person and a furious determination to deny the other person all attributes of humanity, colonialism forces the people it domi...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Psoriasis, Middle Ages, Narrative
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Biomedicine -Heals the body, but not the person. -Dehumanizing patients -No teleological perspective on illness Disease -Disease is the problem from the practitioners perspective. In the narrow biological terms of the b...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde
ANTH 227 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Joan Didion, Zande People
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Medical Evangelism -Science, associated with knowledge Whereas religion, becomes associated with belief -Assumption that the way we divide up the world is natural Category fallacy Presume that the...

Anthropology
ANTH 227
Sandra Teresa Hyde

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