06 June 2014

Embodied Being, Environing World: Local Biologies and Local Ecologies in Global Health

Journée d'études internationale du 6 juin 2014 Embodied Being, Environing World: Local Biologies and Local Ecologies in Global Health, organisée par la Chaire Anthropologie & santé mondiale.

The Interdisciplinary Chair in Anthropology and Global Health in the Collège d’études mondiales and the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme seeks submissions for a one-day symposium to be held in Paris, France on June 5 and 6. The event  is intended to spark conversation among scholars who are attempting to bring critical studies of global health into conversation with critical environmental studies and science and technology studies (STS). The goal is to address the increasing entanglement of human biologies with transhuman and nonhuman ecologies: to situate health in what Don Ihde has called “embodied being and environing world.” Through a themed discussion of short, precirculated working papers (rather than  completed articles or chapters), a group of anthropologists, geographers, and STS scholars will discuss the theoretical challenges and opportunities presented by, among other things, the rise of epigenetics, the concept of the microbiome, chemical  and other forms of “exposure,” and the persistence of zoonotic and vector-borne disease. The aim of the symposium is to build upon the body of critical scholarship on global health that has coalesced around the concept of “local biologies,” as originally  conceived by Margaret Lock (Lock 1993; Brotherton and Nguyen 2013).

Organisation

Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Titulaire de chaire Anthropologie et santé mondiale, Collège d'études mondiales

Alex Nading
Postdoctorant chaire Anthropologie et santé mondiale, Collège d'études mondiales

Nathanaël Cretin
Coordination scientifique, chaire Anthropologie et santé mondiale, Collège d'études mondiales

Informations

http://chiasm.hypotheses.org/


Details

Venue : Le France
Localisation : Salle Jean Pierre Vernant
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