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Religion, Illness and Healing

This course examines the relationships among religion, illness and healing in a variety of cultural and religious contexts and geographic locales.Topics addressed in the course include the construction of religious meaning through illness narratives; gender, illness and healing; and the relationships between healing, affliction, and structures of social power and domination.

ANTHROP 796/ RELS ST 786

Religion, Illness and Healing

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This course examines the relationships among religion, illness and healing in a variety of cultural and religious contexts and geographic locales.Topics addressed in the course include the construction of religious meaning through illness narratives; gender, illness and healing; and the relationships between healing, affliction, and structures of social power and domination.


Ellen Badone

Professor