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Lehrveranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2016/17

Paweł Lewicki: Mobilities of Health

In this seminar we will read anthropological and ethnological texts dealing with intesections of mobility and health. Mobility is to be understood in twofold way: as mobility of people striving to gain (better) health and mobility of health providers, but also as mobility of technologies and knowledge about (good) health and healing. Whereas mobility of people often challenge health care systems and reveal cultural powers hidden behind understanding of health, productivity, community and belonging, mobility of (medical) knowledge sets into motion new cultural dynamics in different locations. We will look into how these mobilities connected to “health” impact the way people build their lifeworlds and construct their identity and what practices these mobilities evoke in temporal and spatial perspective.

A.Young (1982), “Anthropologies Of Illness and Sickness”, Annual Review of Anthropology, 11: 257-285.
A.S. Grönseth (ed.) (2016), Being Human, Being Migrant: Senses of Self and Well-Being, Berghan.
Wolder Levin B. and Browner C.H. (2005), “The Social Production of Health: Critical Contributions from Evolutionary, Biological and Cultural Anthropology”, Social Science and Medicine, 61: 745-750.

Prüfungsnummer: 10349
6/8/9 ECTS
Seminar: Kulturwissenschaften-Vertiefung / Sozialwissenschaften-Vertiefung
Mittwoch, 11:15-12:45 Uhr, Ort: CP 157
Leistungsnachweis: Essay, Referat und Hausarbeit
Sprache: English