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The biological body in medical practices of treatment for tuberculosis: some tensions between borders

Grant number: 19/00901-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Theory of Anthropology
Principal researcher:Taniele Cristina Rui
Grantee:Juliana Ramos Boldrin
Supervisor abroad: Amade M'Charek
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands  
Associated to the scholarship:17/07301-7 - From the bacillus to the diseased body: ethnography of the production of the disease in a reference center in the hospital treatment of tuberculosis, BP.MS


The present project proposes a research internship abroad as part of the FAPESP master's scholarship (Sage code process: 2017/07301-7). It intends to realize a research internship in the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam aiming to deepenthe theoretical discussions that emerged from the tensions between bibliographic materials and field research materials in Brazil, as well as to get in touch with recent academic productions and bibliographical resources available at the institution. The main focus will be the analytical methodological treatment of the biological, considering its implications in the understandings of the body itself. The secondary objectives will be: (1) to investigate how the analytical treatment of the biological body from an approach that takes into account the mediations and technologies differs from a perspectivalist and constructivist view; (2) to analyze diverse understanding of the body in social theory when it changes the analytical and methodological focus on biology and (3) to deepen the theoretical debate around the practices being taken as a unit of analysis. (AU)

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