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Unformatted text preview: Class notes 1. Medical anthropology a. Ethnomedicine-cross cultural health systems a.i. Health system a.i.1. Perceptions of the body a.i.2. Catergories affliction a.i.3. Means of prevention a.i.4. Diagnosis a.i.5. Healing modalities and healers a.i.6. Healing substances a.i.7. Change, in all of the above b. Perceptions of the body b.i. How they define their bodies b.i.1. Perception of internal and external parts b.i.1.a. Southeast asia, liver relates to emotions b.i.2. Speration of mind and body b.i.3. Attitudes towards surgery b.i.4. Attitudes towards death b.i.5. Perception of what a body actually is b.i.5.a. Gotai b.i.5.a.i. Intact body in life and death b.i.5.a.ii. Body should not be cut or pierced c. Categories of affliction c.i. Ethonosology c.i.1. Cross-cultural labels for health problems c.i.2. Hikikormi-acute social withdrawl among young males c.i.3. Petito aberto-bursting heart realted to excessive worry among c.i.4. Susto-fright or shock disease among lain population c.i.5. Agoraphobia-fear to go to the market, mostly women c.i.6. Anorexia nervosa- d. Prevention d.i. Food taboos during pregnancy d.ii. Ritual practices d.iii. Sacaring away bad spirits and influences d.iii.1. Widows killing men e. Community healing e.i. Ju/hoanis e.i.1. Frequent group sessions, open to all e.i.2. Men and women can be healers e.i.3. Being a healer requires special abilities to go intotrance, dangerous and exhausting 2. Kinship a. Sense of being related to another person with defined expectations and obligations b. Defined by cultural rules (sometimes laws) c. Often taken for granted as being natural rather than cultural 3.3....
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- Spring '11
- Medical Anthropology