Week 1 readings: Good, Kleinman, Miner

3 Pages
182 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTC61H3
Professor
Peter
Semester
Summer

Description
WEEK 1: A READER IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY pp.1-6 Introduction Managing the human body, treating illness, and providing care for those who suffer Important alternatives to biomedical conceptualizations of health and healing, and by the religious and spiritual traditions drawn on by individuals and communities throughout the life cycle and in times of crisis **medical anthropology thus deals with many of the most vital issues that define what it means to be human Mortgaging the future to pay for treatments **this reader is intended to theoretically engage writing in medical anthropology emergent realities-new biotechnology, new epidemics, new forms of postcolonial disorders Medical anthropology emerged as a distinctive subdiscipline within social anthropology in the 1950s Research focused on poverty and unequal distribution of disease and access to medical care Part 1: Antecedents: standing in for a large body of work from early 20 century anthropology on illness and healing in small, non-literate societies Part 2: Illness and Narrative, Body and Experience: representing what has become known as interpretive or mean
More Less

Related notes for ANTC61H3

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit