HLTA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Reductionism, Hippocratic Corpus

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Vary with time and space, age, gender culture . Lay person = person without professional or specialized knowledge in a particular subject. Study of history has the same relevance for students of international health as does the study of evolution for students of biology. History can help us to ecaplin why the world looks the way it does and what forces continue to shape it. Interdisciplinary: many methods and approaches to the study of health. Thucydides c. 460-400bc introduced the scienti c approach to the study of history. Emphasized chronoogy(passage of time as if it was linear), neutrality, idea that human world is result of the actions of people and not divine intervention. 2 types of historical analysis: materialist and social. Emphasis: relationship btw economic production, consumption, and social institutions- class structures. Focus: traces issues of political and economic power operating within capitalist societies. Criticism: no attention paid to other forms of social strati cation (gender, age ).

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