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ANTH 147 Reading Response Questions Week #1 Due at the beginning of Recitation Section. Please include full bibliographic references at the end of your essay (citing the article, book it is in, and page numbers.) Example: Foster, George M. “Disease Etiologies in Non-Western Medical Systems” in Brown, Peter J., ed. Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology , New York: Mayfield Publishing Company, pp. 110-117. Your essay response should be approx. 600 words, (2 pages typed, double-spaced). Spell- check and proof-read before handing it in to your TA. Be sure to include your full name and section no. RR # 1 Choose 1 of the following 3 questions 1. Peter Brown introduces the distinction between sickness, disease, and illness in explaining the topics of medical anthropological inquiry (p.11). Define these three
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Unformatted text preview: concepts and give examples illustrating at least 2 of them from your readings this week. 2. On what basis does Foster categorize and compare two major types of healing systems? How do social relationships, blame, and responsibility figure into these 2 types of ethnomedical systems? Is one type of system regularly kinder to the victim of disease than the other? 3. Medical anthropologists often strive to contribute knowledge about a particular community to public health experts who aim to improve that communitys health. How does Rivkin-Fish demonstrate that health development work is shaped by both the cultural knowledge of the local community, and the cultural knowledge of the public health experts? How does she characterize the role and stance of the anthropologist?...
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