Rethinking Medical Anthropology and its Methodology

Rethinking Medical Anthropo 07 06 2016

A three-day workshop on ‘Rethinking Medical Anthropology and its Methodology’ was offered by the James P Grant School of Public Health's centre for Professional Skills Training in January, 2016. The participants of the lecture were professionals from JPGSPH, BIED and BRAC University. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Lawrence Cohen from University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Cohen gave a historical overview of anthropology, eventually transitioning to medical anthropology. Cohen highlighted how the emergence of the field of medical anthropology is also political that ties timelines with wars and imperialism. Cohen also touched upon how the human body was conceived in a purely medical manner with the advent of modernization in Europe.