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.
Eligible for GLBL-core, INTP, LALS
Fall 2022. Armus.
Catalog chapter: History
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history
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