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ANTH 4330 3.0: CRITICAL ISSUES IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 4330 3.0: CRITICAL ISSUES IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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AP/ANTH 4330 3.00

CRITICAL ISSUES IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Course Director: Prof. A. Widmer - swidmer@yorku.ca

Remaining engaged in providing collective care while facing the enormity of contemporary health issues from local to planetary scales is a critical issue of our times and of medical anthropology. In this course we explore pressing contemporary issues in health and medicine, like racism, climate change and the use of big data and algorithms in medical surveillance, profit-making and self-care. We simultaneously centre how people, including anthropologists, have worked toward collective approaches to well-being. 

We explore these issues through case studies in clinical, environmental and digital spaces. We focus on ways that people have refused cynicism, apathy or despair. Throughout, we identify skills and sensibilities that you now have as you prepare to graduate.

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