Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast. Ottoman History Podcast began in March of 2011 as an experiment aimed at finding an alternative form of academic production that explores new and more accessible media and allows for a collaborative approach. Our recorded interviews and lectures, while still largely academic in tone, provide serious and constructive academic discussion in an accessible and almost human format that is easy on the brain and eyes.
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E210 | The subject of health in the modern period is often discussed as a transition from traditional to scientific medicine and what Foucault has called "the birth of the clinic." Such perspectives view medicine and healing through the lens of changing methods, forms of knowledge, and authority. In this podcast, our guest Sylvia Wing Önder offers a slightly different approach to the subject in a discussion of her monograph "We Have No Microbes Here (Carolina Academic Press, 2007)," looking at continuities in the centrality of households and women in making decisions about medical care within a Black Sea village. http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2015/11/health-home-turkey.html Dr. Sylvia Wing Önder has been teaching Turkish Language and Culture at Georgetown University since 1998. Students in her anthropology classes are encouraged to interrogate the power of national, biomedical, military, and educational discourse across cultures by examining constructed and constraining categorizations of citizenship, youth, gender, religiosity, consumer embeddedness, health, and disability. Episode No. 210
Release date: 16 October 2015
Location: Şişli, Istanbul
Editing and production by Chris Gratien
Musical excerpts from archive.org: Istanbul'dan Ayva Gelir Nar Gelir - Azize Tozem and Sari Recep; Giresun Karsilamasi (Altini Bozdurayim) - Bicoglu Osman
Image: A traditional Black Sea bone-setter with her daughter-in-law and grandchildren (Photo credit: Sylvia Wing Önder). . .
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