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21A.460J / SP.620J / WGS.620J Medicine, Religion and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora

        

21A.460J / SP.620J / WGS.620J Medicine, Religion and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora

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This course provides an exploration of colonial and postcolonial clashes between theories of healing and embodiment in the African world and those of western bio-medicine. It examines how Afro-Atlantic religious traditions have challenged western conceptions of illness, healing, and the body and have also offered alternative notions of morality, rationality, kinship, gender, and sexuality. It also analyzes whether contemporary western bio-medical interventions reinforce colonial or imperial... More
Material Type: Online Course
Date Added to MERLOT: June 09, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 09, 2011
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