LD33
Medical anthropology and epidemiological paradigms on new anthropology

Convenors:
Vislawath Jagadeesh (Karnatak Arts College of Karnatak University, Dharwad)
Chair:
Dr. Vislawath Jagadeesh
Discussant:
Prema Hallikeri
Location:
Roscoe 2.4
Start time:
9 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Human population would have been vanished long ago had it not been developed the modern modes and methods of controlling diseases. Health and human development form an integral components of overall socio-economic development of any nation.

Long abstract:

Human population would have been vanished, long ago, had it not been developed the modern modes and methods of controlling diseases. Health and human development form an integral components of overall socio-economic development of any nation. Medical anthropology is a new field, where anthropologists are trying and struggling with health related issues such as epidemiology, methodological issues and the areas of practice and interfacing with other social and biological discipline. Medical Anthropology is a newly emerging sub-discipline in India. Though the term medical anthropology was first used in India, it could not be pursued systematically. Medical anthropology deals with holistic study of health, illness and hygiene, as these are culturally perceived, labeled, classified, experienced and communicated on one hand and socially constructed roles, statuses and institutional networks which are believed to help in the health and enhancing process, on the other, with a view to identify cross-cultural similarities and variations in the patterning of such behavior. This panel will explore a serious academic attempt made by Anthropologist across the world.