ANTH Health and Healing

ANTH Health and Healing - Health and Healing ANTH 102...

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Health and Healing ANTH 102 Understanding Other Cultures Fall 2006
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Medical Anthropology Study of the human experience with disease (and healing systems) in cross-cultural perspective Biocultural perspective important to avoid reductionist views of disease Political economy is a primary epidemiological factor Ethnography important tool for understanding human suffering due to disease
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Notable Medical Anthropologists George Foster Medical Anthropology Nancy Scheper-Hughes Death Without Weeping Paul Farmer AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame Margaret Lock Knowledge, Power, and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life
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Ethnomedicine Health systems that exist in different cultures Includes everything from: perception and classification of illness to diagnosis and prevention to healing Also includes anthropology of the body and focus on globalization and health
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Ethnomedicine Origins: 1960s referred to non-Western medical systems, usually thought of as “folk” or “popular” medicine Problems with usage of term Generalizing application of term Ethnocentric Is Western medicine “ethnomedicine”?
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Social organization of health/illness in society (health care system) Recognition of illness, presentation of illness to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Fall '06 term at South Carolina.

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