3_17_05460jrev - 21A.460J Medicine Politics and Religion in...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
21A.460J – Medicine, Politics, and Religion in Africa and the African Diaspora March 17, 2005 Review Ideas about nation, progress, modernity, in relationship to ideas of citizenship In Brazil: the Tropicalistas were concerned with how to expand the role of medicine in society o Was part of effort to show that their science was equivalent to that practiced in American, Europe, etc. o Science became a status tool, and the extent of its widespread adoption signs of progress, or ‘modernity’ Brazil Concerns about hygiene in Brazil: notions of tropical hygiene correlated with ideas of whether or not people in a certain region were capable of industrializing Tropicalistas targeted the family as sites of power to exert authority through the practice of medicine. In particular, they focused on lower class Brazilian families This was written about the historical period between the1860s-1890s Brazil at that time was moving away from colonialism, but still retained strong hierarchies and social systems from colonial era Gradually changing from slave population to citizenship state Tropicalistas dealt with the problem of how to integrate and categorize the populations with the rest of the social hierarchy
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 note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ARCH 4.401 taught by Professor Utemetabauer during the Fall '06 term at MIT.

Page1 / 2

3_17_05460jrev - 21A.460J Medicine Politics and Religion in...

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