ANT348H1: Medical Anthropology: Social- Cultural Perspectives (formerl y ANT348Y1)

Hours: 
24L/5T

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.

Prerequisite: 

ANT204H1 or ANT207H1 or permission of the instructor

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