Janelle S Taylor
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.
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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