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X Medical Anthropology at Home (MAAH) Conference

Dilluns, 17 de juliol de 2017

Subjectivities and afflictions: agency, health systems and the politics of/for life

MAAH 2018 Organizers and Scientific Committee:

Àngel Martínez-Hernáez, Lina Masana and Josep Maria Comelles

We invite researchers to reflect critically on the current state of the notion of "subjectivity" in medical anthropological inquiry. The preliminary questions that might enhance this discussion are: Is subjectivity an illusion or a promising topic in medical anthropology research? Can medical anthropology restore intersubjectivity in processes associated with health, illness and cure/care practices? 

This meeting is conceived as a reflexive encounter open to a broad range of topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Subjective worlds of affliction: illness narratives. 

  • Subjectivities at risk in the biomedical context.

  • Ethnographers' subjectivities and afflictions: the wounded ethnographer.

  • Illness experience, embodiment and body-scapes.

  • Bio-power, biopolitics, psychopolitics and processes of subjectivation.

Keynote speakers: Thomas Csordas and Janis Jenkins

Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2017

Click here for Abstract Submission Forms


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X Medical Anthropology at Home (MAAH) Conference