Lecture 1

Lecture 1 - Relevance for the Contemporary World There is...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Relevance for the Contemporary World There is an interpretive process in healing. We need to look at the cultural contexts of healing to grasp an understanding the techniques and mechanics Healing systems are embedded in cultural contexts and social relationships How Anthropology works… 2 forms of data: Case study and Theoretical Principles Ethnographic details – details that come from a community, components of a societies world view Theoretical principles – concepts, ideas, questions, assumptions that make sense of the ethnographic details Case Study: Rural Sri Lanka (via Nichter) In 1979, diarrheal diseases = 3 rd leading cause of death Public health message for prevention instated by activists of Columbo o Drink boiled cooled water! Why did fewer than 10% of villagers follow this advice? o Epitomizes problems cultural anthropologists aim to solve o Illiterate? NO. Inadequate facilities? NO. Didn’t believe in importance? NO.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This document was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course ANTH 147 at UNC.

Page1 / 2

Lecture 1 - Relevance for the Contemporary World There is...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online