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.
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