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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:

Culture-bound Syndromes

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, r.v.cooper@lancaster.ac.uk to reserve a place.

There are some travel bursaries available for postgrad students. Please email r.v.cooper@lancaster.ac.uk 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:

http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/courses/philosophy/ahrc_chid_network.shtml

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

12.50-1.40 lunch

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

3.10-3.30 coffee

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?

Event website: http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/courses/philosophy/ahrc_chid_network.shtml

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

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