For students

For the 2nd semester of AY 2017-2018, I am teaching the following courses in UP Diliman:

Anthro 10 - Bodies, Senses and Humanity
Anthro 167 - Medical Anthropology
Anthro 267 - Advanced Medical Anthropology

All my students are welcome to email me at gideonlasco (a) gmail.com.

ANTHROPLOGY 10 

Anthropology 10 is an anthropological survey of the body and the senses documenting how biology and culture interact in the shaping of humanity. Using the human body as focus, students will be introduced to the use of anthropological perspectives for social inquiry and analysis. Students will also learn to appreciate the rich diversity of cultures, reflected in the different ways we look at the body and how culture relates to social institutions and structures.

Readings are in this link.

Anthropology of the senses 
The Filipino sense of smell
Why Filipinos have a sweet tooth
Desensitized to beauty

Consultation hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4 pm (please email to confirm availability)

ANTHROPOLOGY 167

This course is an introduction to the theories, perspectives, and concepts in medical anthropology. It seeks to open up different ways of looking at health care - from indigenous healing practices to biomedicine - and how people deal with their health concerns and body aspirations in their everyday lives. Topics covered will include explanatory models of health, the different sectors of health care system, pharmaceutical anthropology, medicalisation of society, biopolitics, structural violence, and emerging medical technologies.

Readings are in this link. For February 27 we will be discussing My Last Day as a Surgeon.

Consultation hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4 pm (please email to confirm availability)

ANTHROPOLOGY 267

Anthropology 267 looks at local health care systems, biomedicine, and the ways in which people deal with their health concerns and body aspirations in their everyday lives - using different anthropological lenses. Taking off from basic concepts like explanatory models of health and illness and using the theoretical apparatus of anthropology and the social sciences at large, the course will cover various topics that relate to health care and the body. The course will also follow the historical development of medical anthropology and familiarise students with contemporary debates within the sub-discipline.

Readings are in this link.
Consultation hours: Wednesdays 4-5 pm (please email to confirm availability)

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Last updated February 24, 2018

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