Introduction to Medical Anthropology

Course Number: 
115
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2016
Section: 
001
Location: 
155 Kroeber
Instructor: 
Scheper Hughes, N
Units: 
4
Time: 
Tu Th 11 - 12:30 pm
CCN: 
31683

Cultural, psychological, and biological aspects of the definitions, causes, symptoms, and treatment of illness. Comparative study of medical systems, practitioners, and patients. 

Texts: 
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures Fadiman, A 978-0374533403
The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter Sachs, A 978-0520283626
A Fortunate Man: the Story of a Country Doctor Berger, J and Mohr, J 978-0679737261
The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande Garcia, A 978-0520262089
Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic Stevenson, L 978-0520282940
Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil Scheper-Hughes, N 978-0520075375