Humanities, Health, and Health Care


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Humanities, Health, and Health Care

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Exploring intersections of the humanities with health, illness, and health care has become an exciting area of research both nationally and on the UT campus. Humanities approaches have been shedding new light, for instance, on the role of narrative and other representational forms in the illness experience; on health (and health care) inequities and their causes; on the relationships between health, healing, and culture; and on social constructions of ability and disability. This course surveys such efforts and some of the debates that have arisen around them.

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Austin, Texas

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Humanities, Health, and Health Care