This workshop is part of a collaborative research project on the pharmaceutical entanglements of life and its anthropological exploration. Participants will provide their own accounts on this broad topic from herbal medicines in Ghana and India to polypharmacy in Taiwan, and more. We hope to discuss how drugs, pills, herbs and vaccines are instrumental in the shaping of what has come to be called ‘experimental societies’ and how these changes situate many around the world in an extended space between bench and bedside.
VITAL EXPERIMENTS: Living (and Dying) with Pharmaceuticals after the Human
Time: February 24-25, 2018
Place: Kyoto University, Inamori Hall, Medium Conference Room
As part of a collaborative project at Minpaku on care in anthropology with a focus on Southeast Asia, Japan and Europe, I will talk, once more, about how experiment and care fold into each other in clinical trials across Hungary and Japan. I have written and presented about this both in Japanese and in English, but most listeners are very skeptic to these ideas. I’m sure I’ll have a hard time, again.
Thinking about an Anthropology of Care: A Discussion with F. Aulino and J. Danely (Minpaku)
Time: Saturday/Sunday, Dec 9-10, 2017
Place: National Museum of Ethnology, Seminar Room
Organiser: Akiko Mori (Minpaku)
Akiko Mori (National Museum of Ethnology): “Introduction: Why does an anthropology of care arouse our interest?”
Jason Danely (Oxford Brookes University): “Care as emotions and ethics: toward a cross-cultural comparative and approach”
Erika Takahashi (Chiba University): “The logic of optimized care”
Felicity Aulino (University of Massachusetts Amherst): “Toward a critical phenomenology of care”
Gergely Mohacsi (Osaka University): “Experiments with care: between bench and bedside”