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Janelle S Taylor
ANTH 474
Seattle Campus

Social Difference and Medical Knowledge

Explores relations between medical and social categories: how social differences become medicalized; how medical conditions become associated with stigmatized social groups; and how categories become sources of identity and bases for political action. Considers classifications (race, gender, sexuality, disability) and how each has shaped and/or been shaped by medical science/practice.

Class description

All required readings will be included in a course reader packet of photocopied articles that will be available for purchase by the start of the quarter.

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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: 12/21/2009