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[Fadiman]= 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]= Farmer, Paul. Aids & Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame. 2nd ed. University of California Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780520248397. [Preview with Google Books] [Luhrmann]= Luhrmann, T. M. Of Two Minds: The Growing Disorder in American Psychiatry. Knopf, 2000. ISBN: 9780679421917. [Sharp]= 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 # 1 2 TOPICS READINGS Introduction to the Course Introduction to [Fadiman]. pp. 3–105. Basic Issues "Irrational" Beliefs in Disease [Fadiman]. pp. 106–80. Causation and Treatment "Irrational" Beliefs, [Fadiman]. pp. 181–288. Continued 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 Symbolic Healing Brown, Michael Fobes. "Shamanism and its and Harming Discontents." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2, no. 2 (1988): 102–20]. Ong, Aihwa. "The Production of Possession: Spirits and

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READINGS the Multinational Corporation in Malaysia." American Ethnologist 15, no. 1 (1987): 28–42. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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Lock, Margaret, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Theoretical Frames "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. Moerman, Daniel, and Wayne Jonas. Meaning, Medicine, "Deconstructing the Placebo Effect and Finding the and Illness Meaning Response." In Health and Healing in

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READINGS Comparative Perspective. Edited by Elizabeth Whitaker. Pearson, 2006, pp. 340–7. ISBN: 9780131273832. 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]

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Jackson, Jean. "Pain and Bodies." In A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment. Edited by Frances Mascia-Lees. WileyBlackwell, 2011, pp. 370–87. ISBN: 9781405189491. Hahn, Robert A. "Biomedicine as a Cultural System." In Sickness and Healing: An Anthropological The Institution(s) of Perspective. Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 131–72. Medicine I ISBN: 9780300068719. Begin [Luhrmann]. pp. 3–24. Hahn, Robert A. "A World of Internal Medicine: Portrait of an Internist." In Sickness and The Institution(s) of Healing: An Anthropological Perspective. Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 173–208. ISBN: Medicine II 9780300068719. [Luhrmann]. pp. 25–83. [Luhrmann]. pp. 84–118.

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

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Rhodes, Lorna. "Dreaming of Psychiatric Citizenship: A Case Study of Supermax Confinement." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical The Institution(s) of Trajectories, Emergent Realities. Edited by Byron Good, Medicine VII et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 181–98. ISBN: 9781405183147. 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. Payer, Lynn. "Borderline Cases: Medical Practice and National Culture." The Sciences (1990): 285–8. Rajan, Kaushik Sunder. "Experimental Values: Indian Clinical Trials and Surplus Health". In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Health, Disease and Trajectories, Emergent Realities. Edited by Byron Good, Healing in the et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 377–88. ISBN: Larger Social 9781405183147. Context I 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.

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Health, Disease and Healing in the [Farmer]. pp. 1–94. Larger Social Context II Health, Disease and Healing in the [Farmer]. pp. 95–176. Larger Social

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TOPICS READINGS Context III Health, Disease and Healing in the [Farmer]. pp. 177–264. Larger Social Context IV 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] Sanal, Aslihan. "Robin Hood of TechnoHealth, Disease and Turkey, or Organ Trafficking in the State of Ethical Healing in the Beings." In A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Larger Social Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities. Edited by Context V Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 300–18. ISBN: 9781405183147. 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. 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 Mishler, et al. Social Contexts of Health, Illness, and Patient Care. CUP Archive, 1981, Stigma, Responsibility, and pp. 169–92. ISBN: 9780521280341. [Preview with Google Books]. Blame Farquhar, Judith. "Market Magic: Getting Rich and Getting Personal in Medicine after Mao." American Ethnologist 23, no. 2, (1996): 239–57. Landecker, Hannah. "Immortality, in Vitro: A History of the HeLa Cell Line." In A Reader in Medical

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READINGS Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities. Edited by Byron Good, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 353–66. ISBN: 9781405183147. 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. 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. WileyBlackwell, 2010, pp. 522–39. ISBN: 9781405183147. 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.

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

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