ASRC 7682

ASRC 7682

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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 Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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Syllabi: none
  • 18672 ASRC 7682   SEM 101

    • M Uris Hall 438
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Langwick, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person