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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ANTH 525 - The Experience of Illness in American Society


Starting with the basic premise that the experience of illness/disease is at once a biological and cultural condition, the course focuses on narratives of the sick as a lens into the interrelationships between the body and society, medicine and culture. Begins with the individual experience of illness and self in one Western society and builds a theoretical framework with which we can begin to conceptualize cultural institutional responses to and definitions of disease and ill-health. (Y)

Credits: 3