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FOLK 145 Comparative Medicine

Steve Feierman
Lecturer: Monday, Wednesday 11:00-12:00


Cross-listed with HSSC 145, HIST 146
Distribution II: History & Tradition

This course focuses o health and healing in the colonial and post-colonial world. We give special attention to local healing under the condition of domination, to definitions of the body and the person in biomedicine and in non-European healing traditions, and to the political and cultural place of medicine in regions which have experienced colonial rule.

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