REMINDER: CFP Repositioning health, illness and the body: the challenge of new theoretical approaches to medical anthropology

DEADLINE IN JUST OVER TWO WEEKS- 5th January 2014

ASA14 Decennial: Anthropology and Enlightenment
19-22 June 2014
The Surgeons' Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

REMINDER:  CFP Repositioning health, illness and the body: the challenge of new theoretical approaches to medical anthropology

Convenors: Simon Cohn (University of Cambridge) & Rebecca Lynch (University of Cambridge)

Summary

This panel addresses to what extent a number of Enlightenment distinctions have inescapably shaped medical anthropology, and whether they have hindered, as well as enabled, its progress. It asks whether approaches from STS and the 'ontological turn' are useful to overcome the entrenched dichotomies by helping us circumvent such things as the illness/disease distinction as well as placing the materiality of the body at the centre of analysis.
Paper proposals should consist of:

 *   a paper title
 *   authors/co-authors
 *   a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
 *   a long abstract of fewer than 250 words.

All paper proposals must be submitted via the conference website although you are welcome to email us directly for informal queries (Simon: sc556@medschl.cam.ac.uk<mailto:sc556@medschl.cam.ac.uk> , Rebecca: rl476@medschl.cam.ac.uk<mailto:rl476@medschl.cam.ac.uk>). Proposal abstracts should be submitted through: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/asa/asa2014/panels.php5?PanelID=2679. More information on the conference more broadly is available at: http://www.theasa.org/conferences/asa14/ .


The call for papers closes on 5th January 2014.
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