HCRI Landmark Lecture: When Wounds Travel
|Dates:||22 October 2020|
|Times:||15:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Join Dr Omar Dewachi (Rutgers University) and chair Dr Stephanie Sodero (HCRI) virtually, for a fascinating discussion on the movement of wounds: physical, social and political.
Decades of war and violence in the Middle East have left vast numbers of war injured and disabled populations with the quest of seeking care and recovery. From Iraq, to Syria, to Lebanon, to Yemen, and to Libya, war injury has become “endemic” shaping the everyday life of the injured and their families. Building on historical and ethnographic research and analysis of medicine and conflict, Omar Dewachi reflects on some of the human and environmental cost of decades of violence in Iraq and the broader Middle East. Taking the “wound” as an analytic and method, Dewachi will share insights from his ethnographic and public health fieldwork on the intersections of war, trauma, displacement, and the changing therapeutic landscape of medical and humanitarian care. Working towards an anthropology of wounds and wounding, he will explore on the different registers of the “wound,” and its entanglements in the thickness of social relations and the broader political and environmental ecologies of wounding. Focusing on the wound, and its biosocial life, suggests a strategy for opening up a discussion on care and toxicity and to unveil ways of imagining the history of war and the social and material vulnerabilities of people’s afflicted lives and bodies.
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