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ACOR Public Panel: "Well-being and Living Well: Ethnographic Approaches to Health and Disability in Contemporary Jordan"
A panel with Dr. Christine Sargent (University of Colorado Denver), Morgen Chalmiers (University of California San Diego), and Timothy Loh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tues. March 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. Amman local time

Jordan has undergone dramatic demographic and educational shifts over a few short generations, accompanied by transformations in healthcare, health-related industries, and disability legislation and advocacy. At the same time, it continues to grapple with serious economic constraints and absorb the shocks of regional instability. These macro-processes offer ethnographers opportunities to examine how categories of health, normality, and difference—as well as structures of access, power, and inequality—shape everyday life and inform understandings of what it means to live well. In this panel, three early-career scholars will reflect on the fields of medical anthropology and disability anthropology in Jordan and the broader region.

For panelist bios, please see acorjordan.org/events

Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM in Amman

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