ANTH 610 (01) - Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing

Medical Anth:Illness & Healing

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Full Term (01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56292
Intermediate-level introduction to medical anthropology through sociocultural and bioarchaeological approaches to describing health-related ideas and practices in cross-cultural, historical and ecological contexts. Focuses on human illness and religious experiences of disease and the end of life. Considers how suffering, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and care are shaped by: religion and ritual; symbolism and language; age, gender and sexuality; families, social movements, and governments; and the worldwide expansion of biomedical expertise and technologies.
Equivalent(s): ANTH 610W
Instructors: Casey Golomski

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/22/2019 5/6/2019 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PARS N116

Booklist

(1) Casey Golomski. 2018. Funeral Culture: AIDS, Work and Cultural Change in an African Kingdom. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; (2) Jessica Hardin. 2018. Faith and the Pursuit of Health: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press; (3) Emily Wentzell. 2013. Maturing Masculinites: Aging, Chronic Illness and Viagra in Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press.