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Shamanism: An Ancient Tradition 5/6/2013 4:45:00 AM
Questions
What does the narrator in the video mean when he claims that
shamanism is an ―original‖ and ―pure‖ science?
What characteristics do shamans share?
What are two ways to become a shaman?
Explain the importance of:
o Dreams
o Dance
Objects carried by shamans
Why should shamans and biomedical doctors collaborate?
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The Split Horn: The Life of a Hmong Shaman in
America 5/6/2013 4:45:00 AM
Questions
Which parts of the health care system (in Kleinman‘s terms) do
family members take part in during the film?
In Hmong theology, what causes sickness? How does the shaman
heal a sick person?
How did the father become a shaman?
For what occasions does the shaman use soul calling ceremonies in
the film?
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Day 2 5/6/2013 4:45:00 AM
Elliot
―You are what you are afflicted by‖
how are we to think about the relationship between biology, culture,
and identity?
The difference between treatment and enhancement
Enhancement is a reaction
Identity is the primarily for thinking about biology and culture.
How can you tell the difference between normal people and
abnormal people
Michel Foucault: The Birth of the Clinic
Change in relationship between disease and body
Change in medical space
Change in social/political realities also change medical practices and
conceptions of disease/health
Change in how the world is seen
Medicine is no longer for a disease but for the bodies
There is a shift in the way we see the world. We take for granted.
What we think of normal is constructive, it did not just change
randomly
The modern problem: finding the true self
Liberation or self creation? Is there a true self of liberation or self
creation. Starting at a new place, with a new start
Should ugliness be treated?
New technology makes it more difficult to identify disease. Abortion
can now we solved with a few machines
New language which is also a change in identity. Identity is also
something abnormal.
Illness has become an identity. It used to be said that gays and
lesbians are mentally sick, but now it is known as being normal
We should be able to change our identity to the way that we want
to be
Persuasive language of authenticity
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