Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness (CfP for EASA conference panel, Lisbon, 5-7 July 2017)

The European Association of Social Anthropologists Medical Anthropology Network is holding its Biannual Conference Network Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, from
5-7 July 2017. The theme of the conference is Bodies in Transition – Power, Knowledge and Medical Anthropology.

Fredrik Nyman and Christina Dobson (Durham University) are coordinating a panel entitled ‘Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness’. This panel will consider how transitions from ‘sensation’ to ‘symptom’, ‘normal’ to ‘abnormal’ and ‘person’ to ‘patient’ are shaped by the knowledge and power of the lay person, the practitioner, the policy maker and society.

Fredrik and Christina are currently inviting abstracts for the panel. Read full details of the call here.

If you would like to be considered please send your abstract to Christina Dobson by 1st April 2017. Paper proposals will be considered by the panel coordinators and accepted papers will be announced on 15th April 2017.

Paper proposals should be in English and should contain paper title, short abstract (max 50 words), long abstract (max 300 words), name and email of paper proponent and institutional affiliation.

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