Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

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Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Through the thematic lectures and fieldwork of this program, you will explore issues of cultural transformation and preservation, identity and social change, religious revival, and [sub-]regional geopolitics. You will be challenged to consider the contemporary and historic connections between diverse Himalayan “landlinked” communities. Questions of self-identification and recognition, as well as of diaspora, exile, and migration, are important topics for analysis in this program. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • Refugee Studies
  • Asian And Asian American Studies
  • Migration
  • Religious Studies
  • Political Science
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Area/Ethnic Studies
  • Interreligious / Interethnic Relations
  • Internship Programs

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Key Topics of Study
  • The ways in which Africa is represented in mainstream discourse
  • New and emerging technologies in Ghana and how they are impacting Ghana’s social landscapes
  • Technologies such as social media and money apps, solar energy, and rural and urban water supply systems
  • The impact of new technologies on livelihoods in rural vs. urban Ghana
  • Processes that are simultaneously facilitating and inhibiting technological application
  • How class structure in Ghana is changing and the processes that are driving this change
  • How changing class structure is transforming Accra’s spatial formations and use of public space
  • Changing gender relations and the status of women
  • The ways in which contemporary global power relations are implicated in constructing discourses of despair about Africa and elsewhere

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Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

Examine public health within the context of both official national healthcare policies and intercultural and alternative healing practices in urban and rural Chile. Over the course of the semester, you will consider different conceptions of health, disease, and wellness, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous peoples. The program will give you the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers as well as direct dialogues with biomedical and ethnomedical practitioners. Please visit our website for more information.

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