For faculty teaching medical anthropology courses this fall, the following materials may be helpful. I collected these lists with the assistance of Andrea Sankar, co-editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and Janet Dixon Keller, editor of Ethos, in order to save teachers time as they refresh their thinking about these oft-taught topics. Where possible, I linked to the source materials.
Note: In the case of AAA journals, content will be freely available for September, October, and November of 2011. AAA members always have access to these articles amid the half-million full-text items available freely to AAA members on AnthroSource.
Each discussion node includes textbook materials, videos, articles and ethnographies.
- Introductions to Medical Anthropology
- Explanations of Health/Wellbeing and Disease/Illness (list includes a section on medical ecology and a section on ethnomedicine.)
- Body and Embodiment
- Food, Nutrition, Diet, Growth
- Reproduction, Reproductive Health (this also includes a separate list on Gender and Health)
- HIV and Infectious Diseases
- Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug
- Mental Health
- Organ Transplants
- Inequality and Structural Violence
- Public Policies and Institutions of Care
- Research Methods
I’d be interested in your comments about the lists and any thoughts about medical anthropology classes you’ve taken or taught. Post your thoughts by leaving a reply (bottom) or tell me if you’d like to see any other lists developed by taking the poll.