ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Fall 2023, Section 001 - Anthropology of Mental Health, Illness, and Psychopharmaceuticals
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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"You're crazy." Many of us are familiar with this common saying, but how often do we stop to think about where it comes from -- and what it might mean, in a social context, to call someone, or to be called, crazy? In this course, we will examine historical and contemporary ideas of madness, mental illness, and mental health, teasing apart how, why, and when these ideas are, or are not, used interchangeably by social actors. Within and across social contexts, we will explore vernacular and institutional approaches to these ideas -- religious, political, medical, carceral, and so on -- paying particular attention to emerging global markets for psychopharmaceuticals. How, we will ask, does anthropology develop our understanding of how humans think about, talk about, and experience distress and wellbeing?


ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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