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Body and Soul and NPR Podcast Codeswitch Essays
On the first page of each essay, you must include your name and date. Also, you must give each essay an informative title.
submit your essays in one Word or PDF file; have an informational title for each essay and consecutively number the pages of the combined file.
Given that you are to use only course readings and media texts, there is NO need for a works cited/bibliography page.**** ***********Please do not use any outside sources for this essay**********************************
****Please write your responses in formal essay format, in the form of an argument. This means your essays need to have an introduction, thesis statement, supporting evidence (presented logically), and a conclusion.***********
ESSAY # I In Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination, Dr. Alondra Nelson details a little known, but consequential, health social movement. Drawing on course materials, construct an analysis of what kind of health social movement the Black Panther Party efforts represent. Be sure to consider why the Black Panther Party represents a particular kind of health social movement or not. Overall, in this essay, you must be sure to relate Nelson’s’ empirical findings & arguments with at least two additional readings/films from course materials covered over the quarter. That is, you are to create a thesis (argument) built from and that is supported by an argument/empirical details of at least two additional course readings/films).
ESSAY 2 Listen to (and/or download and read the transcript of this 19:12 minute) episode of the NPR Podcast Codeswitch: “A Physician Asks: Is Being Black Bad For Your Health? Then, drawing on course materials, and this podcast episode construct an analysis of how race matters in illness outcomes, doctor-patient relationships, and/or illness experiences. That is, in 4 – 6 pages you are to create a thesis (argument) built from and that is supported by argument/empirical details of at least two additional course readings/films).
SOURCES YOU MAY USE ONLY
C. Wright Mills, “Excerpt from The Sociological Imagination (pg. 6 – 13)
Michael Schwalbe, “Seeing the Social in the Natural” (pg. 219 – 242)
Bruce Link and Jo Phelan, “Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Disease” (pg. 80 – 94)
*Rachel Snow, “Sex, Gender, and Vulnerability” in The Sociology of Health & Illness: Critical Perspectives, Eds.: Peter Conrad & Valerie Leiter, pgs. 69-84.
David R. Williams and Michelle Sternthal, “Understanding Racial-ethnic Disparities in Health: Sociological Contributions,” JHSB 51: S15-S27, 2010.
David R. Williams, “Miles to Go before We Sleep: Racial Inequities in Health,” JHSB 53:279-295, 2012.
Film: “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” (Episode 1: “In Sickness and in Wealth,” 55min).
Paul Starr, “The Social Origins of Professional Sovereignty,” The Social Transformation of American Medicine (pg. 3–17)
Paul Starr, “The Growth of Medical Authority,” in Phil Brown’s Perspectives in Medical Sociology, 475-482.
Stefan Timmermans and Hyeyoung Oh, “The Continued Social Transformation of the Medical Profession,” JHSB 51: S94-S106, 2010
>Film:“Deadly Deception” (PBS, 1993).
*James Jones, “The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment,” in Brown, 310 –320.*
Vanessa Northington Gamble,“Under the Shadow of Tuskegee: African Americans and Health Care,”American Journal of Public Health 87, no.11 (November1997): 1773-1778
Alondra Nelson,2013. Body and Soul:The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, “Intro: Serving the People Body and Soul,” (pg.1-22).
James Jones, “The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment,” in Brown, 310 –320.*
Vanessa Northington Gamble,“Under the Shadow of Tuskegee: African Americansand Health Care,”American Journal of Public Health 87, no.11 (November1997): 1773-1778
How to Survive a Plague,” (David France, 2012, 1hr. 50 min.)
Alondra Nelson, 2013. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination “Chapter 1: “African American Responses to Medical Discrimination Before 1966”, pgs. 23- 48.
Alondra Nelson, 2013. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination “Chapter 3: The Peoples Free Clinics Medical Clinics, pgs. 75-114
Alondra Nelson, 2013. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party & the Fight against Medical Discrimination “Chapter 4: Spin Doctors: The Politics of Sickle Cell Anemia,” pgs. 115-152.
Phil Brown, et al. “Embodied Health Movements: New Approaches to Social Movements in Health,” Perspectives in Medical Sociology, 521-538.
Maren Klawiter, “Breast Cancer in Two Regimes: The Impact of Social Movements on the Illness Experience,” in Phil Brown’s Perspectives in Medical Sociology, 555-576
Film:“Wit” (Mike Nichols, 2001, 1hr 39min)
Fadiman, Anne (1997)The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. New York: Farar, Straus, and Giroux. “Birth” P. 3-11, “Fish Soup” P. 12-19, “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” P. 20-31, “Do Doctors Eat Brains?” P. 34-37, “Take As Directed” P. 38-59
Jonathan M. Metzl and Helena Hansen, “Structural competency: Theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality,” Social Science & Medicine[SS&M] 103:126-133, 2014.
Liberty Walther Barnes. Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity, Chapters 1-3 pgs. 1-81 (availiable online through library here: https://www-jstor-org.ezproxy2.library.drexel.edu/stable/j.ctt14bsx4b
Documentary: XXXY (2000, 13min)
Peter Conrad, “The Meaning of Medications: Another Look at Compliance,” Social Science & Medicine[SS&M] 20(1): 29-37, 1985.
Peter Conrad, “The Shifting Engines of Medicalization,” in Brown’s Perspectives in Medical Sociology, 104-117.
Alondra Nelson, 2013. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party & the Fight against Medical Discrimination. “Chapter 5: As American as Cherry Pie: Contesting the Biologization of Violence, pgs.153-180.
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