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This research platform reflects the broad scope of research, teaching, and learning in the department related to concepts of health, the body, illness and ‘well-being’ and with the way that a diverse range of healing practices, including biomedical knowledge or technologies, are diversely defined and constituted. Collectively this research is both concerned with the ways in which different ‘subjectivities’ are constituted by or caught up in different health practices and with the way that broader social and/or biological parameters must be addressed in examining, understanding and intervening on real world health problems . Comprising five subsections that bring together different expertise from across the department, the platform reflects key interdisciplinary aims and goals. These subsections include:

a. “Inner Worlds”: Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology
b. Personhood and the Body
c. Biosocial Perspectives, Biosociality and Genetics
d. Cultural Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice
e. Critical Medical Anthropology, Inequalities and Health Disparities

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“Inner Worlds”: Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology

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Personhood and the Body

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Biosocial Perspectives, Biosociality and Genetics

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Cultural Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice

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Critical Medical Anthropology, Inequalities and Health Disparities

News and Events

Uurga

Mongolia Return

Artist, Hermione Spriggs will speak about her current work from Mongolia, entitled: UURGA (irregular loop). More...

Published: Oct 20, 2014 3:15:45 PM

Horizons of History Poster

CIVILISATION & ITS CRITIQUES - Horizons of History: Framing Religion and Politics in India and Beyond

a workshop with Wendy Doniger on the politics of the longue durée and other temporal frames. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 3:03:15 PM

Social Origins of Language Cover

New Book Out in the Department

Edited by Dan Dor, Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-966533-4 More...

Published: Oct 10, 2014 10:58:54 AM

Framing cosmologies

Framing Cosmologies: The Anthropology of Worlds

NOW OUT: FRAMING COSMOLOGIES: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WORLDS, edited by Allen Abramson and Martin Holbraad.
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Published: Aug 18, 2014 12:20:25 PM

Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture to be held at Harrie Massie Lecture Theatre, UCL on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 6pm.
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Published: Aug 12, 2014 11:20:00 AM