Janelle S Taylor
Historical and comparative examination of depression, neurasthenia, somatization, hypochondriasis, and hysteria. Anthropology of psychosomatics and psychiatry, including cultural analysis of selected biomedical, indigenous folk medical, and popular common-sense conceptualizations of illness.
Explores current debates and directions in medical anthropology, through reading & discussion of influential recent ethnographies. (Topics addressed will not conform exactly to the course catalog description).
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