Health and Population

2017 Apr 27

Antonio Maturo: Self tracking, digital-based narratives of mental health and the ‘endoptikon’. How quantification and gamification promotes biomedicalization

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

A Special Talk on Biomedicalization by Antonio Maturo Associate Professor at the Sociology Department, Università di Bologna and Regular Visiting Professor at Brown University.

 

Abstract:

 

Conrad (2007) defined medicalization as the extension of medical frames in everyday life and in human conditions not viewed as pathological until that moment. According to him the (interrelated) engines of medicalization are:   economic forces,  proliferation of diagnosis, consumerism and the organization of care. According to Clarke et al. (2009), bio-medicalization is a more… Read more about Antonio Maturo: Self tracking, digital-based narratives of mental health and the ‘endoptikon’. How quantification and gamification promotes biomedicalization

2016 Sep 30

Janis Jenkins: Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness

10:00am to 11:50am

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry, and Global Mental Health presentation by Janis JenkinsUniversity of California San Diego.

Janis H. Jenkins, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry at UCSD.  She received her Ph.D. from UCLA and post-doctoral training at Harvard. She has been PI for several NIMH-funded studies.  She is Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, and has held Visiting Professorships… Read more about Janis Jenkins: Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness

2016 Sep 15

Social Demography Seminar: Welcome and general discussion

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

HCPDS, 9 Bow St. Harvard Square

Social Demography Seminar welcome and general discussion.

Facilitated by Lisa Berkman, PhD, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy,
Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population; director, HCPDS, and
Mary Brinton, PhD, the Reischaer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

The Social Demography Seminars (SDS) at the Harvard Center for Population and Development
Studies (HCPDS) provide a lively forum for scholars to discuss in-progress, social-… Read more about Social Demography Seminar: Welcome and general discussion

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