ANTHRCUL 357 - Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Ethnographies of Medical Anthropology
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Advisory Prerequisites:
A course in cultural anthropology and junior standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this seminar we will carefully read ethnographies of medical anthropology about bodies, health, disease and healing situated in different nations and locations. Throughout the course we will ask,

  • what is ethnography of medical anthropology?
  • How are these ethnographies written?
  • What sorts of methodologies do their authors employ?
  • What theoretical perspectives do they work with?
  • How are the persistent dualisms of biomedicine, like subject/object, interior/exterior, spirit/matter, mind/body, theory/practice, reason/emotion, and science/religion handled by the authors in writing about diverse forms of corporality?

The class will involve close reading, intensive writing, screenings of related films and abundant seminar discussion. Active participation is vital.

Requirements - completed ANTHRCUL 101 or approval of the instructor.

ANTHRCUL 357 - Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 2:30PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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