ANTHR 4682

ANTHR 4682

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Healing and medicine are simultaneously individual and political, biological and cultural. In this class, we will study the expansion of biomedicine in Africa, the continuities and changes embodied in traditional medicine, and the relationship between medicine, science and law. We will explore the questions African therapeutics poses about the intimate ways that power works on and through bodies. Our readings will frame current debates around colonial and postcolonial forms of governance through medicine, the contradictions of humanitarianism and the health crisis in Africa, and the rise of new forms of therapeutic citizenship. We will examine the ways in which Africa is central to the biopolitics of the contemporary global order.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: at least one course in Social Sciences or Humanities.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, GLC-AS, SSC-AS)

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  • 16914ANTHR 4682  SEM 101

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Langwick, S