ANT208H1 Lecture Notes - Tropical Medicine, Biomedicine, Polio Vaccine

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17 Jan 2013
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Copies of 2nd ed. on reserve @ libraries if needed. Summary of slides available on portal after lecture. Today s lecture will be describing the subject of medical anthropology as a discipline and it s history. Focus of class is evolution of human health vulnerabilities but not all biological reasons - we must consider the social and cultural adaptations. Key terms: anthropology, culture, emic/etic, ethography, ethnology, disease, nosology. Result and in uence on health based on evolution. W/i broad eld of anthropology, many like to turn attention of any human study into biocultural perspective - health and history of illness. You can consider the biocultural perspective of several things (ie. food, health) Disease | illness | sickness | suffering. Aim is to look at concepts by applying de nitions. Some terms have multiple interpretations so gets tricky and answers can get exible. Some people have greater disparities and needs.

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