Joseph Dumit

2014, October 7–9
Questioning the Global in Global PsychiatryShort SeminarQuestioning the “Global” in Global PsychiatryThis seminar worked to develop a complex and ethnographically grounded counter-narrative to that of the seemingly self-evident ascent of neurobiological psychiatry. Using analyses of the ways in which global psychiatry is responding to an expanding gap between clinical care and experimental laboratory research, and through the exploration of psychiatric conceptualizations of culture and its role in the genesis, expression, and treatment of mental illness, seminar participants focused on probing differences within global psychiatry.
1998
Cyborgs & CitadelsSAR Press PublicationCyborgs & Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and TechnologiesSome of the country’s most influential thinkers use anthropological methods and theories to examine the practices and practitioners of contemporary science, technology, and medicine in the United States. The authors explore such questions as how science gains authority to direct truth practices, the boundaries between humans and machines, and how science, technology, and medicine contribute to the fashioning of selves.
1993, October 24–28
Advanced SeminarCyborg Anthropology


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