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Janelle S Taylor
ANTH 575
Seattle Campus

Cultural Construction of Illness: Seminar in Medical Anthropology

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.

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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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Janelle S Taylor
Date: 10/20/2013