Health and life conditions

The anthropology of health has been a priority area at the department since the 1980s. Over the years, teaching, research and PhD training have developed and diversified this field. Starting with an interest in culturally specific perceptions of illness and therapeutic itineraries, the field has taken on a more global perspective, while maintaining commitment to in-depth ethnography.

Health and life conditions

An interest in changing patterns of power, sociality, health consciousness and institutional practices permeates a varied spectrum of research projects. The classic comparative method embraces a focus on social differences and inequities within, as well as between, societies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact person

Nete Schwennesen
+45 35 337708
Office: 33.1.06
ns@anthro.ku.dk