Week 5: Critical Approach


  • Lecture: 5.1 Culture of Biomedicine [watch] [download]
  • Lecture: 5.2 Trends in Biomedicine [watch] [download]
  • Video: Medicalization of Menstruation [watch] [download]
  • PDF: Katz – Ritual in the Operating Room [read]
  • PDF: Conrad and Potter – From Hyperactive Children to ADHD Adults: Observations on the Expansion of Medical Categories [read]
  • Blog: Karim – The Commodification of Celebrity Health [read]
  • Film: Pill Poppers (1 hour) [watch]


  • Reflection Post: W5 Reflection Prompt [link] – due 8/2
  • Activity Post: W5 Activity Prompt [link] – due 8/2
  • Comments: Due 8/4
  • Weebly: Work on the Ethnomedical Approach page of your Weebly [link]

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