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SUNEET BHANSALI ANTH 319 Leprosy; A Biological Disease or a Social Illness Thesis: Wexler uses the example of leprosy to show how cultural and social factors work to turn a medical disease into a sociological illness exemplifying the core definition of stigmatization. I. Introduction a. Thesis b. Medical Disease Social Illness c. Hansen’s Disease d. Leprosy e. “Lepers” f. Stigma II. What is a Stigma a. Definition b. How a disease is stigmatized c. How do stigma’s lead to social illnesses III. Medical Definition of Hansen’s Disease a. Causes b. Cures/Treatments c. Epidemiology d. Few Examples of Specific Cases IV. Leprosy a. What does the word signify b. Relevance to stigmatism V. People with Hansen’s disease a. Biological Drawbacks b. Societies views on lepers c. Negativity d. Relevance to culture and society d.i. Famous People
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d.i.1. Saint Damien d.i.2. Vietnamese Poet Han Mac Tu d.i.3. Baldin IV d.ii. Fictional Characters d.ii.1. The Island – fictional island of lepers
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Unformatted text preview: d.ii.2. The Leper by steve Thayer d.ii.3. Monty Python Conquistador Coffee Campaign d.ii.4. Mosess sister, commander of the army of Syria Naaman, and prophet Elishas servant Gehazi in the bible VI. Quality of Life for Lepers in different countries a. India b. Sri Lanka c. Nigeria d. America VII. Conclusion Problems with a social construction of illnesses VIII. Works Cited a. Waxler, Nancy E. Learning to be a leper: A case Study in the Social Construction of Illness. Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology . Ed. Brown Peter J. New York: Mayfield Publishing Company, pp 147-157. b. Brown, Peter J., Ronald L. Barrett, Mark B. Padilla. "Medical Anthropology: An Introduction to the Fields." Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology . Ed. Brown Peter J. New York: Mayfield Publishing Company, pp 10-19....
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