Anthropology 499: Medical Anthropology examines the notion that health and illness are not entities in themselves, but rather culturally constituted means of both representing and shaping human experience and reality. The course looks at different medical systems within particular cultural contexts.
|Theoretical Perspectives in Medical Anthropology|
McElroy, Ann and Patricia K. Townsend, "The Ecology of Health and Disease" (Chapter 1).
In Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective, 3rd ed.
|Healers and Their Patients in Ethnographic Context|
|Magic, Religion, and Healing|