Health/Healing in African Hist
In this course we will complicate our contemporary perspectives on health and healing in Africa by exploring diverse historical examples from the continent's deep past. Our readings, discussions, and papers will cover a range of historical contexts and topics, such as the politics of rituals and public healing ceremonies in pre-colonial contexts, state and popular responses to shifting disease landscapes in the colonial era, long-term cultural and economic changes in healer-patient dynamics, the problematic legacies of environmental health hazards in the post-colonial period, and Africans' engagement with global health interventions in recent decades. 3 hrs. sem.
- Spring 2014
- Mahaney Center for the Arts 126(MCA 126)
- 1:30pm-4:15pm on Tuesday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Jacob Tropp
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL HIS SOC
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