Associated course analysesMedical Anthropology S 2020Medical Anthropology S 2019
Associated course analysesTheoretical Orientations in Cultural Anthropology: Conspiracy Theory and Social Theory F 2019
Associated course analysesHuman Evolution S 2018Human Evolution S 2018
What are the core approaches of the anthropological method, as well as the distinctive forms of knowledge that they offer? How has ethnography emerged within a broader universe of social scientific approaches? We examine classical methods, their itineraries in multiple
Stage magic delights us with expert illusions; biomedicine and other fields use deception as a research tool (e.g., placeboes); and everyday politeness may obscure painful truths. With deception and disclosure as springboards, this course explores the contextual complexity of personal
Medical anthropology looks at the interaction of illness, social environment, and medicine from a cross-cultural perspective. It compares non-medical models of disease causality and healing with biomedical ones, and explores how social and technological inequalities shape disease and health outcomes.