Medical Anthropology

Analyzes cultural practices and belief systems surrounding illness, suffering, and healing in medical systems around the globe. Healing specialists may be trained in both indigenous and cosmopolitan medicine; patients and healers both confront the structures of health resources and problems of improving health care.

Analyzes medical beliefs and practices in African, Asian, and Latin American societies. Studies the coexistence of different kinds of medical specialists (e.g., shamans, herbalists, bonesetters, midwives, physicians trained in indigenous and cosmopolitan medicine), with particular reference to the structures of health resources available to laymen and problems of improving health care.

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Spring 2020

1
Cara Ryan Idriss
MW: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM MEYR 122
1
Andrew Ashley
MW: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM MEYR 122
1
Helena B Hansen
MW: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM MEYR 122