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||Academic Staff ALİ ADNAN AKÇAY
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This course aims to decipher medicine as the basic reference of ethic in the modern/postmodern era -as manifested, popularized and also guarded mainly by the advertisements on a societal un(der) conscious level.
Deconstruction of medicine as the basic reference of ethics in the modern/postmodern era -as manifested, popularized and also guarded mainly by the advertisements on a societal un(der) conscious level. Body perception and the role of medicine in shaping it. Metaphoric uses of illnesses. Medicalization and social control. The transition from sin to sickness. Medicine and Foucauldian gaze. Critique of postmodern conjuncture: Health without body, intelligence without mind.
At the end of the course the learner will able to trace out the milestones in the development of medicine through a historical sketch beginning from antiquity till the foundation of Western medicine (or westernization of science). The learner will also be able to locate the function of the medicine both in industry and society.