GGRB28H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Tropical Medicine, Neoliberalism, Social Forces

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TUTORIAL 3 – FEB 11
MIDTERM REVIEW
key concepts:
ocomorbidity- the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in
a patient
ocritical epistemology – how knowledge is created and should be developed; the
importance of perspective in terms of country (ex. first world and third world)
focusing on the problematization of how knowledge is created
to be critical in the sense that : are we understanding the issue as a whole
or are there instances and situations that can change the way we view the
presence and transmission of diseases in these countries
it is important to consider that although there are differences between
nations, there are inequities within nationalities as well
ex. different life expectancies ; the life expectancy of living in
Bangladesh for example a lot of people have the same life
expectancy for those living in Brooklyn. Why do people have the
same life expectancy comparing a poor country to a wealthy
country such as the US?
ore-emerging infectious diseases –
Why is the word re-emerging used instead of emerging? What is so
important about the way Farmer defines re-emerging infectious diseases?
For example, Ebola it came up in the 70’s but reappeared in
2014/2015. Therefore a disease like Ebola would be considered re-
emerging because it has always been around but now the people
that have been mostly impacted by it are more ‘visible’ in greater
society.
appeared more visibly to the public eye: effected people in the
West, some physicians were impacted, more visible because it
impacted international trade and commerce, people were afraid
that it would come to North America (which it did in Dallas and
the media focused on it )
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Some examples of why it’s considered re-emerging from
Farmer’s reading - impacts someone in power/privilege,
economic production, travel was compromised with the addition of
travel advisories, university students seeking international
education were denied VISA acceptance.
oTo keep in Mind when writing MIDTERM SHORT ANSWER, things that
Farmer talks about:
geographies of blame
blaming a certain region even if they are not the reason behind it
ex. when it came to Ebola all of West Africa was impacted by it in
a way the geography of blame was directed towards the entire
African continent.
This is very similar to the way HIV AIDS was characterized for
the continent of Africa as well, and Haiti also.
Treichler’s article – the cultural theory and the origins of aids ; a
lot of people wanted to blame just the continent and did not
consider the U.S. involvement. A lot of people wanted to blame
Haiti.
the reason why its so predominant in Haiti was because of the
close ties with the U.S. through tourism and other related
industries.
entire groups of people or the entire geographic area is blamed for
a disease
Another example of a diseases that is associated with the same
phenomenon/ also a geography of blame: recent time 2000’s –
SARS a lot of people wanted to create geographies of blame over
East Asia; China in particular and people who were living in
western countries, but originated from Asia were blamed as well.
this content of geographies of blame can be used as analysis for
different diseases as well
oIn Farmer’s chapter 1/2 he talks about why you have to critically analyze diseases
and mentions a series of terms that are important to be noted:
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