WOMENSTD 307 - Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in ANTHRCUL or RCSSCI or WOMENSTD 240 or WOMENSTD with an SS designation.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This lecture course introduces upper-division undergraduates to the anthropological analysis of illness, health, healing and medicine. Our investigation will be comparative, examining how different systems of meaning and power make sense of bodily states, historically and cross-culturally. We will explore current and past medical anthropological approaches — political economic, phenomenological, symbolic, feminist, post-structuralist — in order to critically evaluate how well these frameworks convey the lived experience of bodies in their local worlds. The intellectual excitement of medical anthropology comes from its ability to challenge categories and boundaries that seem natural and fixed. Ultimately, my goal is for students to think differently about the embodied relations of health and affliction as produced through the natural “order of things”.

WOMENSTD 307 - Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
26806
Open
12
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
26808
Closed
0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
26810
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
26812
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
27485
Closed
0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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