Anthropology 151: Modernity and Disease
Time: Tuesday, Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Clark 310
This course explores disease and health status resulting from social, political, economic, historical and cultural changes that have shaped the modern world. We will consider the ways in which “modernity” has contributed to the health status of different groups. Ethnographic material from Western and non-Western settings will be used to explore how health and illness are culturally constructed and mediated. Topics covered include modernity, colonialism, the state, public health, citizenship, infectious and chronic disease.