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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTC61H3
Professor
Peter Skrivanic
Semester
Winter

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What does it mean to say that the senses are culturally elaborated How is this relevant to the study of medical systems Knowledge and the Senses Culturally elaborated ways of using the senses have implications for our knowledge about the body and for the organization of our medical practices This is based on the concept of the medical gaze coined by Micheal Foucault dehumanizing separation of the body from the patients person or identity Senses can be trained and developedWe all have different worldviews perceptualSenses can be elaborated Byron Goodpoints from the slide and readings as welly medical students approach to the body not only transforms their view of sickness but also reconstitutes the relationship between subject and object y Training of doctors at Harvard medical schoolapproach the body changes reconstitutesthe relationship between subject and object bodycaseypatients can come to be experienced as cases as
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