755 Anthropological Approaches to the Body and Embodiment

Key information

Start date
End date
Duration
Term 2
Module code
15PANH088
FHEQ Level
7
Credits
15

Module overview

755 Anthropological Approaches to Bodies and Embodiment builds on the body of medical anthropology literature discussed in 754 Medical Anthropology: Global Perspectives, and aims to deepen students' understanding of bodies and technologies. It can also be taken as a stand-alone module, but students who are unfamiliar with the discipline are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the field of social and medical anthropology. The module has a strong focus on a) the materiality of bodies, substances, and practises, and b) the anthropology of science and technology that explores how knowledge comes into being, how it gains traction in the world, and how it shapes existing subjectivities and creates new ways of being and relating. A critical conversation between cutting edge research and classical anthropology will inform the lectures. 

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