Issues in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 1 or Year 2
- Taught in:
- Term 1
PrerequisitesThis course is available only to students taking the MA in Medical Anthropology
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The successful student will have a basic understanding of the different concepts that are used to understand the link between mind, culture and society. The course will foster a critical engagement with issues of global health and illness classification.
Scope and syllabusTopics covered include neuroanthropology, the anthropology of dreams, psychoanalysis in Europe and Japan, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and gender dysphoria as conceptualised in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Method of assessmentThe written exam will count for 60%. Coursework will count for 40% towards the final mark.
- R Appiganesi Freud for beginners (1992)
- E Gellner The psychoanalytical movement (1985)
- J Malcolm 'The patient is always right' in The New York Review of Books (1984, Vol xxxi, 20, Dec 20th)
- M Shepherd Sherlock Holmes and the case of Dr Freud (1985)