Part One: The Colonial Imaginary and Disciplinary Practices

Section One: Biopolitics, the Fetish, and the Colonial Imaginary

Lecture 1: Course Overview and Introduction

5-6 Section Two: Ecstasis and the Shock of Culture Contact  
7-8 Section Three: Historical Ideologies of Sexuality, Race, and Madness  
Part Two: Colonial Contexts of Medicine, Religion, and Politics
9-10 Section Four: Colonial Medicine in South Africa  
11-13 Section Five: Race, Gender, Colonial Medicine, and the Construction of Disease Paper 1 due (Lecture 13)
Part Three: Anthropological (Re)Constructions of “African” Religion, Healing, and Embodiment
14-16 Section Six: Medical Pluralism in the Former Zaire  
17-19 Section Seven: Culture, Morality, and the Senses in Ghana  
20 Section Eight: Sensory Ethnography in Niger  
Part Four: Cosmopolitan Medicine, Race, Gender, and Inequalities
21-22 Section Nine: Religion, Medicine, and the Medical Pluralism in Haiti  
23-24 Section Ten: Contemporary Psychiatry: Race, Gender, and the Mind  
25-26 Section Eleven: Fictions of Race, Gender, and Illness Final papers due (Lecture 26)

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2005