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Health, Illness, and Power in America
Winter 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 353Z

In this class, we will explore the interlocking histories of health, illness, and power in America. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which discourses of the healthy body have undergirded notions of citizenship and belonging in the nation. We will consider how processes of disease, disability, and contagion have been imagined through the lenses of social difference, including race, gender, sexuality, and class. We will address civil institutions designed to manage individual and population health, and we will consider theories of political power in the making of the "modern" body.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(SISP)(SISP-Anth Conc)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-01-2023
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