ANT348H1: Medical Anthropology: Social- Cultural Perspectives

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This course provides an advanced introduction to medical anthropology as a sub-field of social-cultural anthropology. Students will learn about a range of approaches and concepts useful for analysing health and illness as social, cultural, political and historical phenomena: illness narratives and experience, subjectivities, medical pluralism, bio-power, and structural violence. Topics will include inequities in health, the relationship between medical anthropology and global health, medical humanitarianism, and the role of medical anthropologists in activism and advocacy.


ANT204H1 or ANT207H1 or permission of the instructor. (Note: ANT208H1 is not accepted preparation for this course.)

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)