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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Record 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ANTH 5340 - Ethnographies of Illness and the Body


It is often at moments of intense ruptures in the normalcy of the body’s functioning that individuals/societies reflect on the taken-for-granted assumptions about self, family, community, social and political institutions, the relation between normal and pathological, the roles of healers and patients, life, and death. Writing about illness and the body is a form of therapeutic action. Examines such claims and writings done by those facing bodily distress.
Prerequisite: For undergraduates: ANTH 2240 and 3600, instructor permission for graduate students.



Credits: 3