STS.330 History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology, Fall 2006
Author(s)Helmreich, Stefan, 1966-; Jones, David S. (David Shumway)
History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology
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This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of medicine and biology. Topics include histories of bodies and embodiment in medicine; institutional and social genealogies and futures for genes and genomes; the role of science and medicine in racial formation; epidemics and emergent diseases; new reproductive technologies and socialities; the laboratory and field lives of animals, plants, microbes, molecules, and environments.
historical medicine, medieval dissection, gender, visible human project, genealogies, genome, biological kinship, biology of race, race and disease, emerging diseases, human relationship with animals, reproductive technologies, therapeutics, bioprospecting, climate change, environmental technology