What are our students reading?
We are frequently asked what students should read before arriving for the degree, and to give a sense of materials encountered during the course. Here are a few suggestions to get you started and which may be of interest to applicants:
Fadiman, A. 1998. The spirit catches you and you fall down: a Hmong child, her American doctors and the collision of two cultures: Farrar Straus & Giroux Inc.
Lock, M. & V.-K. Nguyen. 2010. An anthropology of biomedicine. Oxford: Blackwell.
Robert Poole & Wenzel Geissler (2005): Medical Anthropology. Open University Press.
Anderson, W. 2008. Collectors of Lost Souls. Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Caduff, C. 2015. The Pandemic, Perhaps: Dramatic Events in a Public Culture of Danger. University of California Press.
Paul Farmer (2004): Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor. University of California Press.
Fassin, D. 2007. When bodies remember: experiences and politics of AIDS in South Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Martin, E. 2009. Bipolar expeditions: mania and depression in American culture. Princeton and Oxford Princeton University Press.
Mark Nichter (2008): Global Health: Why Cultural Perceptions, Social Representations, and Biopolitics Matter. University of Arizona Press.
Petryna, A., A. Lakoff & A. Kleinman. 2006. Global pharmaceuticals: ethics, markets, practices. Durham [N.C.], London: Duke University Press.
Rudrappa, S. 2015. Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India. New York University Press.
We also have a book club, where we discuss key texts. Recent books include:
J Biehl (2005): Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment. University of California Press
Sophie Day (2007) On the Game: Women and Sex Work. Pluto Press.
Angela Garcia (2010) The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande. University of California Press.