This course is founded on conceptual reflection on the idea of body and its relationship to health within various cultural and intellectual traditions. Drawing from both eastern and western traditions of health as a concept will also be discussed. The course concludes with a module on feminism and draws interrelationship between body and health. The highlight of the course is multi-model, pedagogy and the experiential component.
Since the syllabi in MCPH are dynamic and regularly updated, this reading list is indicative and amenable to modifications in each session.
A History of Well Being
Francis Zimmerman, Jungle and the Aroma of Meats: An Ecological Theme in Hindu Medicine (Comparative Studies of Health Systems & Medical Care)
Michel Foucault, Paul Rabinow (ed), The Foucault Reader
Rosemarie Tong, Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction
Hans-Georg Gadamer, The Enigma of Health: The Art of Healing in a Scientific Age