Medicine, Religion and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora >> Content Detail

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Part One: The Colonial Imaginary and Disciplinary Practices
1-4Section One: Biopolitics, the Fetish, and the Colonial Imaginary

Lecture 1: Course Overview and Introduction
5-6Section Two: Ecstasis and the Shock of Culture Contact
7-8Section Three: Historical Ideologies of Sexuality, Race, and Madness
Part Two: Colonial Contexts of Medicine, Religion, and Politics
9-10Section Four: Colonial Medicine in South Africa
11-13Section Five: Race, Gender, Colonial Medicine, and the Construction of DiseasePaper 1 due (Lecture 13)
Part Three: Anthropological (Re)Constructions of "African" Religion, Healing, and Embodiment
14-16Section Six: Medical Pluralism in the Former Zaire
17-19Section Seven: Culture, Morality, and the Senses in Ghana
20Section Eight: Sensory Ethnography in Niger
Part Four: Cosmopolitan Medicine, Race, Gender, and Inequalities
21-22Section Nine: Religion, Medicine, and the Medical Pluralism in Haiti
23-24Section Ten: Contemporary Psychiatry: Race, Gender, and the Mind
25-26Section Eleven: Fictions of Race, Gender, and IllnessFinal papers due (Lecture 26)


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