Making Sense of Being Sick: the Social Construction of Diseases in the Modern World
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HIST 066. Making Sense of Being Sick: the Social Construction of Diseases in the Modern World


Discussing Latin American, European, African, Asian, and North American cases, this course examines public health strategies in colonial and neocolonial contexts; disease metaphors in media, cinema, and literature; ideas about hygiene, segregation and contagion; outbreaks and the politics of blame; the medicalization of society; and alternative healing cultures.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for INTP, LALS
Spring 2018. Armus.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history


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