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Gender, Medicine, Health

Genre, médecine, santé

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Teacher(s): Edmée Ballif, Irene Maffi

Validity: 2018 ->

Course Timetable (Weekly)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
2019/2020 : Thursday 08:00-12:00 (Weekly) Géopolis/2230     Edmée Ballif, Irene Maffi, Tsering Dolma McKenzie
2019/2020 : Thursday 12:15-14:00 (Weekly) Géopolis/2230     Edmée Ballif, Irene Maffi, Tsering Dolma McKenzie

Course+Seminar

Spring semester
6 hours per week
84 hours per semester
Weekly
Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 9.00

Objective

This course analyzes various types of discourses, practices, and actors in the field of mental and physical health from a critical perspective inspired by social and cultural anthropology, gender studies, and the social studies of science, technology, and medicine (or STS). The main goal is to understand how institutional and political actors (states, health policies, health insurance), professional groups (doctors and non-doctors), patients (associations) and activists (social movements) define, co-produce and govern bodies, sexualities, populations, identities, selves, the normal and the pathological, the typical and the atypical, etc. in different Northern and Southern contexts.

Content

The course offers a variety of thematic entries and ethnographic case studies so as to highlight the cultural, social, economic, political, medical, technological dimensions of these dynamics from a comparative perspective.

The course includes exploratory field research, shared reading, group discussions, and film analysis (documentaries and fictions). Several presentations by social scientists and health professionals are also included in the program.

Keywords: Procreation; Abortion; Sexualities; Gender Identities; Bodies ; Medicine; Health; Norms; State; Protest.

All the course materials (syllabus, texts, etc.) are available online via Moodle.

Evaluation

Contrôle continu sans inscription avec note (CCS).

Bibliography

Tous les documents de travail pour le cours (vade-mecum, textes partagés, etc.) sont disponibles sur Moodle.

Programme requirements

None.

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Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Humanities, Study of Religions (2016 ->) ›› Religious and Spiritual Plurality in contemporary society - MA-HN-SR-302070Optional9.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2007 ->) ›› Anthropology Submodule, Main Module, Specific Orientation: Cultural and Social Anthropology, Master of Arts in Social SciencesOptional9.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2007 ->) ›› Cultural and Social Anthropology Module, Core Program, Master of Arts in Social SciencesOptional9.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2007 ->) ›› Main Module, Specific Orientation: Gender Studies, Master of Arts in Social SciencesOptional9.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2007 ->) ›› Main Module, Specific Orientation: Health, Medicine, Science, Master of Arts in Social SciencesOptional9.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2015 ->) ›› Module principal, orientation Corps, Science et Santé, Maîtrise en sciences socialesCompulsory9.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2007 ->) ›› Sociology Module, Core Program, Master of Arts in Social SciencesOptional9.00
Master of Arts (MA) in the Study of Religions (2015 ->) ›› Religious and Spiritual Plurality in contemporary society - MA-SR-3070Optional9.00
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Master of Science (MSc) in Human Movement and Sports Sciences: Social Sciences and Sport (2013 ->) ›› Body and Culture Submodule, transversal subjects in Social Sciences Module, Master in Sports Sciences (Social Sciences and Sport)Optional9.00
Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology (2019 ->) ›› Submodule Optional Subjects, Complementary Subjects Module, Master of Science in Psychology, Child and Adolescent PsychologyOptional9.00
Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology, Clinical Psychology (2019 ->) ›› Complementary Subjects Module, Master of Science in Psychology, Clinical PsychologyOptional9.00
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Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology, Health psychology (2019 ->) ›› Complementary Subjects Module, Master of Science in Psychology, Health PsychologyOptional9.00
Master of Science in Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology (2014 ->) ›› Health Psychology Module, Master of Science in PsychologyOptional9.00
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Master of Science in Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology (2014 ->) ›› Health Psychology Module, Master of Science in PsychologyOptional9.00
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