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科学技術と医療の比較文化論

筑波大学, 2015~

医学は細分化され急速に発展している中、生物学と文化の関係そのものが、医療実践の現場で問い直される傾向がある。本授業では、医療人類学や科学技術社会論のアプローチを絡めつつ、こうして日常生活の隅々にまでに多様な形で浸透してきた科学技術の意義を明らかにする。世界各地の民族誌的事例を比較しながら、身体・社会・科学技術との関わりについての理解を深めることを目指す。病気と健康の多様性をめぐる諸課題を議論し、科学技術社会論と医療人類学の分野における近年の動向を概観する。
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Anthropology I: Key Concepts and Methods

Osaka University, 2013~

This course introduces students to the key aspects of anthropology. Participants will learn the genealogy of anthropology and its emergence as a discipline. The course is organised around three thematic clusters. The INTRODUCTION aims to give students an overview of the multiple histories and methods of anthropology as a discipline. The second line of inquiry, CONCEPTS: NOW AND THEN, provides an overview of the key concepts that have fostered the anthropological exploration of diverse human and nonhuman worlds. In the third part, TOPICS: HERE AND THERE, we will discuss how such a body of knowledge can continuously provide us with critical insights into contemporary issues. Topics covered will include health and disease, food, environment and migration; one class will be dedicated to the understanding of Japan as a heterogeneous society. The course aims to provide students with a diverse foundation of anthropological knowledge, and skills that are required for further levels of study in anthropology.
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Comparative Studies of Technoscience

International Christian University, 2012~2013

This course explores the processes of adjusting pieces of scientific knowledge, technological artefacts and their environments to each other. The various ways of knowing our place in the world have been a longstanding concern for anthropologists who have been exploring the cosmological and ritual aspects of human life in faraway places. Interestingly however, such “faraway places” are becoming closer, while what we once thought of as “home” is becoming as exotic as any Amazonian rainforest or Pacific island. As a result, human values are under constant negotiation and reordering through technoscientific intervention on the Internet, in hospitals or the subway system under Tokyo. From the molecular structure of anti-malaria vaccines to satellites that fall from the sky, experiments are not limited to laboratories, but are part of the cultural and political worlds we, humans, inhabit. We will read and discuss case studies from the anthropology of science and technology and key texts of science studies (STS) in order to become familiar with this vast and rapidly expanding subject.
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科学・技術・医療の人類学

慶應義塾大学、2011~2013

本年度の授業では、自文化の中の異文化としてテクノサイエンスを解剖しつつ検討します。シリコンバレーの実験室での日ごろの試行錯誤からインド中部の産業災害のグローバルな余波まで、世界中の数々の民族誌を踏まえ、学習、親族、贈与といった古典的な人類学の諸問題を紹介します。さらに、薬やインターネット等の身近な事例を中心に、われわれの生活のすみずみにまで浸透してきた科学技術の多様性について考えます。生社会性、サイボーグ、多自然主義等の概念を扱い、文化と科学の相互作用を巡る近年の様々な議論に迫りたいと思います。

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Differences in Medicine: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

International Christian University, 2009~2013

Anthropology is the study of human from both physical and cultural perspectives. And what is more physical and cultural at the same time than disease (and health)? This course introduces students to systems of healing and the multiplicity of medical practices and social suffering to understand similarities and differences in the ways of coping with disease across cultures, and how these dimensions change over time. From ancient Chinese and Greek views of the pulse to late-modern techniques of genetic engineering in the United States, from the scientific and public debates on the health effects of radioactivity and brain death in Japan to the diverse experiences of old age in India, we will consider a wide range of issues in the context of medicine and healing.
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文化人類学入門

日本女子美大学、2008

本講義では、世界中の身体文化を紹介しながら、人間の普遍性と多様性の関係を明らかにする。身体の普遍性と多様性の様々な事例を通じて、文化人類学の基礎的な思想や人間理解のアプローチに親しむ。さらに人類学の諸研究を主な題材として、すべての人間に共通である身体、その歴史的な変化と文化的なバリエーションを明らかにすることを目的とする。
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Body and Communication

Japan Women’s University, 2007~2013

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Incorporations: The Interaction of Body, Culture and Self in Contemporary Japan

Summer Program in Japanese Culture University of North Carolina, 2003~05

The study of human cultures (Japanese and other) has generally been reducing its scope to social relationships, natural symbols and political ideologies, that is to say, it left the sensuous, physical and gendered appropriation of such categories largely unreflected. This course use the question of embodiment to think through the relations of the social, material and natural worlds in contemporary Japan. The body is truly a cultural crossroad between such worlds. From various techniques of sleeping to the diverse skills of coping with disease, from mobilizing the physical labor of millions of people to the simple action of moving a finger human bodies play important mediative roles between society and individual, between nature and culture. The mixture of classes and activities will try to show how these categories are intertwined in contemporary Japan, and locate the role of the human body in informing and shaping such connectedness.