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Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease, Workshop 3: Culture-bound Syndromes
Date: 7 July 2009 Time: 10.00 am
Venue: Institute for Advanced Studies Building. Meeting Room 2
Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease, Workshop 3:
Funded by the AHRC
Tuesday 7 July 2009
University of Lancaster
Institute for Advanced Studies Building. Meeting Room 2
The workshop is free, but places are limited. Please email Rachel Cooper, email@example.com to reserve a place.
There are some travel bursaries available for postgrad students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 June to apply.
This one-day workshop will be the third event of a new Multidisciplinary Research Network on The Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease, funded by the AHRC. The network is managed by Dr Havi Carel (UWE) and Dr Rachel Cooper (Lancaster).
For more information on the network:
10.00-11.00 Dr Ivan Crozier, Science Studies, University of Edinburgh
Koro, genital theft, or whizz-dick? Psychiatry, culture-bound syndromes, and penis-shrinking anxieties
11-11.30 Dr Gloria Dura Vila (co-authors: Simon Dein, Roland Littlewood, Gerard Leavey) Imperial College London -
The dark night of the soul: Causes and resolution of emotional distress among contemplative nuns
11.30-11.50 - coffee
11.50-12.50 Dr Stefan Ecks, Social Anthropology, Edinburgh
Bengali "bowel obsession" in the antidepressant era
1.40-2.10 Dr Somogy Varga, Institute for Social Research, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University & Centre for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagan
The new spirit of captitalism and the rise of depression
2.10-2.40 Dr Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim, History of Medicine, UCL
Tibetan 'wind' illnesses and a few comparative remarks
2.40-3.10 Dr Matthew Heaton, History, Virginia Tech University -
Culture bound syndromes in historical perspective: The case of brain fag in Nigeria
3.30-4.30 Prof Roland Littlewood, Medical Anthropology, UCL
Historical and epistemological issues, with some thoughts on social change and Western CBSs
4.30-5.00 Dr Charlotte Blease, Philosophy, Queen's Belfast
Relationships as epistemic devices: Disordered and ordered thinking as culture bound
5.00-5.30 Dr Rachel Cooper, Philosophy, Lancaster
Are culture bound syndromes as "real" as other disorders?
Workshop funded by the AHRC (www.ahrc.ac.uk).
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: Philosophy
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