CFP IUAES Brazil 2018 Embodying Inequalities: (re)thinking theory and ethnography

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Call for Papers
February 28, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Health and Health Care, Research and Methodology, Ethnic History / Studies
Dear colleagues,
Please see below CFP to the open panel at IUAES, Florianopolis, Brazil 2018. The deadline to submit abstracts is 28/02/2018.  
Please go to the the website of the event ( and  look for the topic 19 (Health and Medical Anthropology) to find our panel and submit proposals.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Best wishes,
Sahra Gibbon, Waleska Aureliano and Jennie Gamlin 
OP 067. Embodying Inequalities: (re)thinking theory and ethnography.
Convenors: Sahra Gibbon (UCL/UK), Waleska Aureliano (UERJ/Brazil), Jennie Gamlin (UCL/UK)
This panel will seek to ethnographically engage and theoretically examine the dynamic interface between bodies and inequalities, and the varieties of transitions made possible or shaped at these meeting points and/or their disjunctures. It seeks contributions from those able to illuminate aspects of these dynamics through situated ethnography and critical theoretical engagements. This includes considering the ongoing relevance and utility of approaches, such as critical medical anthropology, concepts such ‘structural violence’ or ‘bio-legitimacy’ for examining the variety of ways that inequalities become embodied or the consequences of inequities for embodied experience disease and illness. Are there different traditions of medical anthropology, for example in the ‘global south’ with alternative histories of social medicine and interventions on collective health, which provide us with new tools, perspectives and approaches for considering bodies and inequalities? At the same time novel domains of inquiry such as epigenetics are bringing the question of inequalities, disparities and the social or economic determinants of health into view in new ways, as efforts are made to understand how the ‘social gets under the skin’. How can medical anthropology critically engage with and contribute to these specific eco-social or bio-cultural approaches in considering how inequalities are embodied? What are the possibilities, dangers and challenges at stake in doing so?
Contact Info: 
For more info, contact us:
Sahra Gibbon:
Waleska Aureliano:
Jennie Gamlin: