Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Health in Canada

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Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Health in Canada

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University of Toronto

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This course draws on anthropological and historical literatures to explore the relationship between the health of Indigenous people and Canadian settler-colonialism. In conceptualising this relationship, we focus on critical analysis of the role of biomedical health-care systems in settler-colonial governmentality, and how history is understood in discourses on Indigenous health.

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      • Prerequisite: ANT345H1 or ANT348H1 or ANT358H1, or ANT460H1 or ABS350Y1 or PHM450H1 or JFP450H1 or permission of the instructor
      • Recommended Preparation: It is recommended that students have completed 300-level undergraduate courses in both medical anthropology, and anthropology of Indigenous issues or Indigenous health

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


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