Readings

Required Texts:

[Fadiman]= Buy at Amazon Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. ISBN: 9780374533403.

[Farmer]= Buy at Amazon Farmer, Paul. Aids & Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame . 2nd ed. University of California Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780520248397. [Preview with Google Books ]

[Luhrmann]= Buy at Amazon Luhrmann, T. M. Of Two Minds: The Growing Disorder in American Psychiatry . Knopf, 2000. ISBN: 9780679421917.

[Sharp]= Buy at Amazon Sharp, Lesley A. Strange Harvest: Organ Transplants, Denatured Bodies, and the Transformed Self . University of California Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780520247864. [Preview with Google Books ]

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction to the Course
2 Introduction to Basic Issues [Fadiman]. pp. 3–105.
3 "Irrational" Beliefs in Disease Causation and Treatment [Fadiman]. pp. 106–80.
4 "Irrational" Beliefs, Continued [Fadiman]. pp. 181–288.
5 Symbolic Healing and Harming

Buy at Amazon Brown, Michael. "Shamanism and its Discontents." In Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective . Edited by Elizabeth Whitaker. Pearson, 2005, pp. 95–108. ISBN: 9780131273832. [Originally in Brown, Michael Fobes. " Shamanism and its Discontents ." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2, no. 2 (1988): 102–20].

Ong, Aihwa. " The Production of Possession: Spirits and the Multinational Corporation in Malaysia ." American Ethnologist 15, no. 1 (1987): 28–42.

Buy at Amazon Csordas, Thomas. "Elements of Charismatic Persuasion and Healing." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 91–107. ISBN: 9781405183147.

Miner, Horace. " Body Ritual among the Nacirema ." American Anthropologist 58, no. 3 (1956): 503–7.

6 The Cultural Construction of Disease

Favret-Saada, Jeanne. " Unbewitching as Therapy ." American Ethnologist 16, no. 1 (1989): 40–56.

Wikan, Unni. " Managing the Heart to Brighten Face and Soul: Emotions in Balinese Morality and Health Care ." American Ethnologist 16, no. 2 (1989): 294–312.

Buy at Amazon Davis, Dona. "The Cultural Constructions of the Premenstrual and Menopause Syndromes." In Gender and Health: An International Perspective . Edited by Carolyn Sargent and Caroline Brettell. Pearson, 1995, pp. 57–86. ISBN: 9780130794277.

7 Theoretical Frames

Buy at Amazon Hahn, Robert A. "The Role of Society and Culture in Sickness and Healing." In Sickness and Healing: An Anthropological Perspective . Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 76–98. ISBN: 9780300068719.

Buy at Amazon Lock, Margaret, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes. "The Mindful Body: A Prolegomenon to Future Work in Medical Anthropology." In Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology . Edited by Peter Brown. McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2009, pp. 208–24. ISBN: 9780073405384.

Katz, Pearl. " Ritual in the Operating Room ." Ethnology 20, no. 4 (1981): 335–50.

8 Meaning, Medicine, and Illness

Buy at Amazon Moerman, Daniel, and Wayne Jonas. "Deconstructing the Placebo Effect and Finding the Meaning Response." In Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective . Edited by Elizabeth Whitaker. Pearson, 2006, pp. 340–7. ISBN: 9780131273832.

Buy at Amazon Obeyesekere, Gananath. "Depression, Buddhism and the Work of Culture in Sri Lanka." In Culture and Depression: Studies in the Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry of Affect and Disorder . Edited by Arthur Kleinman and Byron J. Good. University of California Press, 1986, pp. 134–52. ISBN: 9780520058835. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Jackson, Jean. "Pain and Bodies." In A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment . Edited by Frances Mascia-Lees. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 370–87. ISBN: 9781405189491.

9 The Institution(s) of Medicine I

Buy at Amazon Hahn, Robert A. "Biomedicine as a Cultural System." In Sickness and Healing: An Anthropological Perspective . Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 131–72. ISBN: 9780300068719.

Begin [Luhrmann]. pp. 3–24.

10 The Institution(s) of Medicine II

Buy at Amazon Hahn, Robert A. "A World of Internal Medicine: Portrait of an Internist." In Sickness and Healing: An Anthropological Perspective . Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 173–208. ISBN: 9780300068719.

[Luhrmann]. pp. 25–83.

11 The Institution(s) of Medicine III

[Luhrmann]. pp. 84–118.

Gordon, David Paul. " Hospital Slang for Patients: Crocks, Gomers, Gorks, and others ." Language in Society 12, no. 2 (1983): 173-85.

12 The Institution(s) of Medicine IV [Luhrmann]. pp. 119–202.
13 The Institution(s) of Medicine V [Luhrmann]. pp. 203–65.
14 The Institution(s) of Medicine VI

[Luhrmann]. pp. 266–93.

Buy at Amazon Dumit, Joseph. "When Explanations Rest: 'Good-Enough' Brain Science and the New Socio-medical Disorders." In Living and Working with the New Medical Technologies: Intersections of Inquiry . Edited by Margaret Lock, Allan Young, and Alberto Cambrosio. Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 209–32. ISBN: 9780521652100.

15 The Institution(s) of Medicine VII

Rosenhan, David L. et al. " On Being Sane in Insane Places ." Science 179 (1973): 250-8.

Buy at Amazon Rhodes, Lorna. "Dreaming of Psychiatric Citizenship: A Case Study of Supermax Confinement." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 181–98. ISBN: 9781405183147.

Buy at Amazon Hahn, Robert A. "Between Two Worlds: Physicians as Patients." In Sickness and Healing: An Anthropological Perspective . Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 234–61. ISBN: 9780300068719.

16 Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context I

Payer, Lynn. "Borderline Cases: Medical Practice and National Culture." The Sciences (1990): 285–8.

Buy at Amazon Rajan, Kaushik Sunder. "Experimental Values: Indian Clinical Trials and Surplus Health". In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 377–88. ISBN: 9781405183147.

Buy at Amazon Petryna, Adriana. "Globalizing Human Subjects Research." In Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices . Edited by Adriana Petryna, et al. Duke University Press Books, 2006, pp. 33–60. ISBN: 9780822337416.

17 Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context II [Farmer]. pp. 1–94.
18 Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context III [Farmer]. pp. 95–176.
19 Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context IV [Farmer]. pp. 177–264.
20 Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context V

Buy at Amazon Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. "Min(d)ing the Body: On the Trail of Organ-Stealing Rumors." In Exotic No More: Anthropology on the Front Lines . Edited by Jeremy MacClancy. The University of Chicago Press, 2002, pp. 33–63. ISBN: 9780226500133. [Preview with Google Books ]

Buy at Amazon Sanal, Aslihan. "Robin Hood of Techno-Turkey, or Organ Trafficking in the State of Ethical Beings." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 300–18. ISBN: 9781405183147.

Buy at Amazon Cohen, Lawrence. "Where it Hurts: Indian Material for an Ethics of Organ Transplantation." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 284–99. ISBN: 9781405183147.

21 Stigma, Responsibility, and Blame

Buy at Amazon Waxler, Nancy. "Learning to be a Leper: A case study in the Social Construction of Illness." In Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology . Edited by Peter Brown and Ron Barrett. McGraw-Hill Humanities, 2009, pp. 147–57. ISBN: 9780073405384. [Originally in Buy at Amazon Mishler, et al. Social Contexts of Health, Illness, and Patient Care . CUP Archive, 1981, pp. 169–92. ISBN: 9780521280341. [Preview with Google Books ].

Farquhar, Judith. " Market Magic: Getting Rich and Getting Personal in Medicine after Mao ." American Ethnologist 23, no. 2, (1996): 239–57.

Buy at Amazon Landecker, Hannah. "Immortality, in Vitro: A History of the HeLa Cell Line." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 353–66. ISBN: 9781405183147.

22 The Challenge of Chronic Illness

Buy at Amazon Murphy, Robert. "The Damaged Self." In Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology . Edited by Peter Brown and Ron Barrett. McGraw-Hill Humanities, 2009, pp. 322–32. ISBN: 9780073405384.

Buy at Amazon García, Angela. "The Elegiac Addict: History, Chronicity, and the Melancholic Subject." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 522–39. ISBN: 9781405183147.

23 New Reproductive Technologies

Buy at Amazon Inhorn, Marcia. "Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities . Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 319–26. ISBN: 9781405183147.

Buy at Amazon Rapp, Rayna. "Constructing Amniocentesis: Maternal and Medical Discourses." In Situated Lives: Gender and Culture in Everyday Life . Edited by Louise Lamphere, Helena Ragone, and Patricia Zavella. Routledge, 1997, pp. 128–41. ISBN: 9780415918077. [Preview with Google Books ].

Buy at Amazon Cussins, Charis. "Ontological Choreography: Agency for Women Patients in an Infertility Clinic." In Differences in Medicine: Unraveling Practices, Techniques, and Bodies . Edited by Marc Berg and Annemarie Mol. Duke University Press Books, 1998, pp. 166–201. ISBN: 9780822321743. [Preview with Google Books ]

24 New Medical Technologies [Sharp]. pp. 1–100.
25 Student Presentations [Sharp]. pp. 101–205.
26 Student Presentations (cont.) [Sharp]. 206–42.