Prereq: Permission of instructor.
This course presents anthropological studies of health in an international context, attending to ways in which anthropological study can contribute to identification of issues relevant to health and development. It will have a dual focus. First, it will deprivilege western concepts and explore both indigenous and biomedical accounts of health. Topics may include culturally-defined syndromes, international medicines and health, and illness and body from an international, ethnographic perspective. Second, the course will explore the culture of international health agencies, e.g., WHO, UNICEF, etc.