Conference Program

Contents

  1. 1 General timetable
    1. 1.1 September 7
    2. 1.2 September 8
    3. 1.3 September 9
    4. 1.4 September 10
    5. 1.5 Panels overview
      1. 1.5.1 Panel 1: Transnationalisation and heritage making: Toward a new reconfiguration of therapeutic resources
      2. 1.5.2 Panel 2: The encounter of traditional medicines in Africa Public policies and Actors strategies
      3. 1.5.3 Panel 3: Power, Politics, Hierarchy: Reconceiving South Asian Medical Pluralism
      4. 1.5.4 Panel 4: Medical institutions and indigenous peoples in Latin America: a plurality of actors and techniques negotiating for health
      5. 1.5.5 Panel 5: Medical Pluralism, religious healers and failing therapies
      6. 1.5.6 Panel 6: Re-emerging worries in plural medical systems
      7. 1.5.7 Panel 7: Public health as material and relational space: reflections on dynamics and changes in current healthcare systems
      8. 1.5.8 Panel 8 : Politics and ontologies of clinical trials
      9. 1.5.9 Panel 9: Market of drugs in plural medical systems. Actors, strategies negotiations
      10. 1.5.10 Panel 10: Mediating medical things: towards a comparative ethnography of new social forms
      11. 1.5.11 Panel 11: Migration and transnational pluralism
      12. 1.5.12 Panel 12: Medical pluralism and the plurality of the sciences
      13. 1.5.13 Panel 13: Mental illness and medical pluralism
      14. 1.5.14 Panel 14: Disability, Mental Illness and Old-age frailty: techniques, politics and institutions of rehabilitation and care: Contrasting North-South pluralisms or global inequalities?
      15. 1.5.15 Panel 15: Medical pluralism in reproduction, sexuality and childbirth
      16. 1.5.16 Panel 16: Reproduction, sexuality, childbirth and medical pluralism

 

General timetable

morning first slot: 9,00 - 11,00; break 11,00 – 11,30 ; second slot 11,00-13,30

lunch 13,30-15,00

afternoon first slot: 15,00-17,00; break 17,00-17,20; second slot 17,20-19,20

September 7

14,00-16,00: Registration

16,00-16,30: Official greetings

16,30-17,15: Introduction remarks (Hörbst, Schirripa)

17,15-18,00: Keynote speaking (Hardon)

18,00-18,45: Keynote speaking (Seppilli)

September 8

Morning: 9,00-11,00

room A: panel 16 ; room B: panel 14; room C: panel 8; room D: panel 3

Morning: 11,30-13,30

room A: panel 16; room B: panel 14; room C: panel 8; room D: panel 9

Afternoon: 15,00-17,00

room A: panel 11; room B: panel 2; room C: panel 4; room D: panel 9

Afternoon: 17,20-19,20

room A: panel 11; room B: panel 2; room C: panel 4; room D: panel 9  

September 9

Morning:  9,00-11,00

room A: panel 6; room B: panel 5; room C: panel 1; room D: panel 13

Morning: 11,30-13,30

room A: panel 10; room B: panel 5; room C: panel 1; room D: panel 7

Afternoon: 15,00-17,00

room A: panel 10; room B: panel 15; room C: panel 12; room D: panel 7

Afternoon: 17,20-19,20

room A: panel 10; room B: panel 15; room C: panel 12; room D: panel 7 

September 10

9,00-11,00 Final remarks

11,30-13,30 General Assembly
 

Panels overview


Panel 1: Transnationalisation and heritage making: Toward a new reconfiguration of therapeutic resources

Convenors:

Candelise, Lucia (U Paris),

Cristofano, Mariaclaudia (U Rome Sapienza),

Lora-Wainwright, Anna (U Oxford)

Vasconi, Elisa (U Siena)

 

Participants:

1.       Bindi (U Nice), “Even the rituals of possession have now become performances”.Heritage Making and Re-configurations of Therapeutic Resources in Uttarakhand (North India)

2.       Carreno (U Siena), Revisiting the boundaries, remedying the history: therapeutic itineraries and the process of safeguarding traditional andean medicine in a transnational framework between Chile and Bolivia.

3.       Ferracuti (U Matera), Heads and Hands. Lives and Work of a Mozambican Healer and Sculptor

4.       Guilloux (U Lyon 1) Re-configuring therapeutic resources and assessment tools. Methodological reflections on a mixed research on the use of acupuncture in a palliative care unit.

5.       Maltese (U Roma Sapienza), Towards an integrated representation of the Nzema medical system

6.       Perrin (U Neuchâtel), From Charlatanism to Heritage? Reflections on  “Traditional” Healing Practices in French-speaking Switzerland

  

Panel 2: The encounter of traditional medicines in Africa Public policies and Actors strategies

Convenors:

Kuokam Magne, Estelle (Catholic University Central Africa)

 

Participants:

1.       Fantauzzi (U Turin) L’approche interdisciplinaire dans le rapport tradition/innovation : soins et bio-médicine en Kenya (French)

2.       Hampshire (U Durham), Asiedu Owusu (U CapeCoast), Healers on the move: medical pluralism, globalization and new Therapeutic encounters in Ghana

3.       Imbucci (UCL London), The rab’s cult among the Lebou of Senegal: a community’s illness category

4.       Le Grand (U Yaundé), Lado (U Yaundé), Recits de maladies et typologie du pluralisme (French)

5.       Nyanotor (U Ottawa), Informal Medicine and Biomedicine: Ghanaian Assemblage

6.       O’Neill (U London), “Excised women are cleaner than un-excised. Normally you can smell that.” Midwives’ and excisers’ conceptions of purity and reproductive health in Fouta Toro (Senegal) post FGM ban.

 

Panel 3: Power, Politics, Hierarchy: Reconceiving South Asian Medical Pluralism

Convenors:

Lambert, Helen (U Bristol)

 

Participants:

1.       Brijnath (Monash U), India and her Global Patients: How Citizenship, Capital and Technology are Re-scripting Access to Medicines

2.       Jansen (LMU Munich), “It is like playing with fire” - The Politics of Registering Naturopaths in South India

3.       Lang (U Munich), From possession to mental disorder. (Re-)Inventing and positioning ayurvedic psychiatry in the mental health pluralism of Kerala Contested root causalities and the question of power and hierarchy

4.       Oakley (U Dalhousie), A Generational Analysis of the Siddha Revitalization in Three South Indian States

 

Panel 4: Medical institutions and indigenous peoples in Latin America: a plurality of actors and techniques negotiating for health

Convenors:

Lupo, Alessandro (U Rome Sapienza)

 

Participants:

1.       Calderon (U Siena), The ethnic issue in the Chilean health care system reform: the State subjection of indigenou's bodies and minds

2.       Martino (U Milano Bicocca), Defining Intercultural health: biomedical point of view in a Yucatecan hospital

3.       Neri (U Milano Bicocca), The “isolation” as catalyst of the (re-)emergence of medical pluralism? Notes on macro and micro-health politics in Cuba.

4.       Torani (U Tarragona), Medicina tradicional y fortalecimiento comunitario. The empowerment strategies of a Mexican traditional healers association between counterhegemonic discourses and political compromises.

5.       Wiencke (FU Berlin), Health Promotion as a Zone of Cultural Contact. Community Mental Health Services for the Mapuche People in Chile

 

Panel 5: Medical Pluralism, religious healers and failing therapies

Convenors: Clara Saraiva (ICCT & CRIA, Lisbon), Clara Carvalho (CEA/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon), José Mapril (CRIA, Lisbon)

 

Participants:

1.       Thiesbonenkamp (U Heidelberg), When God governs biomedicine: Medical pluralism within a Filipino migrant charismatic community

2.       Bukovcan (U Zagreb), When Cancer Patients Meet Bioenergist: Case Study from Croatia

3.       Carvalho (ISCTE Lisbon), Medical Pluralism at the Hospital

4.       Keeler (U Exeter), ‘He gives us honey, the doctors give us only empty words’: Faith Healers, Biomedicine, and the Contestation Over Women’s Bodies in Post-conflict Iraq

5.       Rodrigues (U Lisbon), A Healing Project: Chinese Migrants dealing with illness and death on their route to prosperity

6.       Saraiva (CRIA Lisbon), The "translocal" mangement of death among migrants from Guinea-Bissau in Portugal

7.       Varanda (CRIA Lisbon), Talking about the dead – Ill-health, medical pluralism and failing therapeutical itineraries in Angola
8.       Madril (CRIA Lisbon),  "If I die, leave me here". Death, failure and abandonment among Bangladeshis in Lisbon    
 

  

Panel 6: Re-emerging worries in plural medical systems

Convenors:
Bruni, Emanuele (U Rome Sapienza)

Participants:

1.       Bruni (U Rome Sapienza), Health emergency and displacement. The case of Unidentified Liver Disease epidemic in North Western Tigray (Ethiopia)

2.       Caprara (U St. Ceará), Transmissible Diseases in Northeast Urban Areas of Brazil: Socio-cultural Determinants and Simbolic Domain

3.       Khan, Kauhanen, Vaskilampi, Aira (U Eastern Finland), Health services utilization trends in Poliomyelitis high transmission zoneareas of southern Punjab, Pakistan

4.       Kvitberg (U Tromsø), Arctic personal biographies- Maria’s story

5.       Oliveira (U Rio de Janeiro), Epidemics and Media

  

Panel 7: Public health as material and relational space: reflections on dynamics and changes in current healthcare systems

Convenors:
Eugeni, Erica (U Rome Sapienza);

Alessia Villanucci (U Messina);

 

Participants:

1.       Branco Mendes (U St. Ceará), de Queiroz Pinheiro (U Fortaleza), Rabelo dos Santos (U Fed. Ceará), Steiner dos Santos (U Fed. Ceará), Influences of Medical Care in the Construction of the Contemporary Subjectivity: Collaborations of Michel Foucault's Theory

2.       De Rosis (EHESS), Women’s health and female sexuality in the politics of HIV/AIDS in Gondar town at the time of the availability of ART free of charge. (Amhara Region - Ethiopia)

3.       Di Vito (U Rome Sapienza), The self-help groups and the “social ties diseases”.

4.       Jaeger (UMIT), Early detection of breast cancer: contrasting Austria and Brazil

5.       Martino (U Milano Bicocca), Health policies and citizenship: the “quality based” rhetoric of Mexican Seguro Popular

6.       Merlau-Ponty (EHESS), Assisted reproductive technologies in France: imitating or overcoming nature?

7.       Samikou (U Athens), The bureaucratisation of pain: an example of a public health service in Greece

8.       Sams(U South Florida), Trachoma elimination in Niger: drug distribution, blindness prevention and treatment choices

9.       Villamiil (U Madrid Complutense), Jociles (U Madrid Complutense), Shared embarrasment: (not) talking about sex in HIV consultations in Madrid, Spain

10.   Wainwright (U Durham), Russel (U Durham), Converging on Uruguay: the World Health Organisation’s 4th Conference of the Parties for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

11.   Santos  (Federal U Cearà), Santos (Federal U Cearà), Mendez  (State U Cearà) Illness in call centers and the impact on the identity processes of attendants

 

 

Panel 8 : Politics and ontologies of clinical trials

Convenors:
Brives, Charlotte (U Bordeaux),

Le Marcis, Frédéric (U Bordeaux),

Minelli, Emilio (U Milan),

Julie Laplante (MPI Halle)

 

Participants:

1.    Brives (U Bordeaux), Being a subject or being an object? Medical pluralism and multiple ontologies in a clinical trial

2.    Couderc,( GReCSS – IRD), Issues and Practices of transnational medical research on HIV in Dakar (Senegal)

3.    Laplante (U Ottawa), Bodily Politics and Trialing Medicine

4.    Lemarcis (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement), Trial and the routine. PMTCT and medical research in Burkina Faso

5.    Minelli (U Milan), Fornaro (H Lecco), Fontana (Lombardy Region), Trials on labour pain: a process for transforming ancient resources in new answers

6.    Ouvrier (GReCSS-IRD), Material goods and social bounds The micro-social culture of medical research in rural Senegal

7.    Raineau (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme), How to associate a patient and a clinical trial: spokespersons and negotiations within a French Multidisciplinary Cancer Team of digestive oncology

 

 

Panel 9: Market of drugs in plural medical systems. Actors, strategies negotiations

Convenors:

Schirripa, Pino (U Rome Sapienza)

 

Participants:

1.       Duckett (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Cross cultural interactions and co-ethnic social networks: Independent community pharmacists’ perspectives on practice in the hyperdiverse urban environment of East and South-East London

2.       Hörbst (CEA, ISCTE-IUL Lisbon), Pharmaceuticals in the streets of Bamako, Mali

3.       Mateus (FCT, ISC-U Lisbon), Healing herbs. From gathering to cultivation in the “Land of Herbology”

4.       Rico Becerra (U C Murcia), Ecuadorian in Murcia (Spain): from pluralism to medical hegemony, compensation strategies

5.       Sanabria (Ecole normale supérieure - Lyon), “The same thing in a different box”: similarity and difference in pharmaceutical marketing

6.       Yalamala (U Dalhousie), Critical Analysis of "Global Health" in India

7.       D’Abramo (U Rome Sapienza), Guastadisegni (ISS Rome), How to build a plularistic medicine in the genetic era: The case of personalized care for cancer patients

 

Panel 10: Mediating medical things: towards a comparative ethnography of new social forms

Convenors:

Hardon, Anita (U Amsterdam) & Moyer, Eileen (U Amsterdam)

 

Participants:

1.    Alcano (U Milan Bicocca), Bug Chasers, gift givers and the 'conversion' to HIV.

2.    Beaudevin (U Paris Descartes), Of red cells, 'new' diseases and 'autonomy.'

3.    Desclaux (IRD-UPCAM), After the withdrawal of a new social form in medical practice.

4.    Edmonds (U Amsterdam), Medical Enhancement Beyond the West

5.    Gerrits (U Amsterdam). The paradox of patient centeredness in a Dutch fertility clinic.

6.    Hancart Petitet (U Amsterdam), Dealing with the “medically non recommended” pregnancies: Genealogies, social arrangements and jagged story-lines within the CAMELIA Clinical Trial, Cambodia.

7.    Lesmo et al. (U Turin), The 'Tales Corner."

8.    Sarradon-Eck, Farnarier, Girard (GReCSS), Ethnographies at the margins of the health system.

 

Panel 11: Migration and transnational pluralism

Convenors:

Raffaetà, Roberta (Trento U), Krause Kristine (U Oxford):

 

Discussants:
convenors; Gabi, Alex (U Tuebingen), Zanini, Giulia (European U Institute)

 

Participants:

1.       Alunni (U Perugia), Imagined transnationalism and health issues in the “campi nomadi” in Rome

2.       Cevese (U Verona), Hijema, an ancient technique in a contemporary background

3.       Hsu (U Oxford), Chinese medicine in East Africa: cross-cultural communication thriving on ambivalence, ambiguities and misunderstandings

4.       Irwin (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Making relevant global health policy in a pluralistic world: a narrative of the World Health Organization

5.       Porqueddu (U Edinburgh), Complementary strategies for the treatment of type-2 diabetes among Indian and Pakistani migrants in Scotland

6.       Quagliariello (U Siena), Transnational pluralism in mothering between Senegal and Italy: a case study"

7.       Sakoyan (GReCSS), 'Going out of the island at any price'. Medical circulation versus migration of Comorians

8.   Wang (Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris), Transnational pluralism pattern of mental health seeking behaviour among Chinese migrants in Paris
 

Panel 12: Medical pluralism and the plurality of the sciences

Convenors:
Malighetti, Roberto (U Milan)

 

Participants:

1.      Colopelnic U Cluj-Napoca “Babes-Bolyai”, Romania Representations of the body in iridology

2.      Gueullette (U C Lyon), Osteopathy : is there place for a second medicine in France?

3.      Middelthon (U Oslo), Biomedicine's capacity for pluralism

4.      Raineau (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme), When current French fire charmers cure burns: what kind of relationships between these healers and physicians in France?

  

Panel 13: Mental illness and medical pluralism

Convenors:

Viola Hörbst (CEA/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon) & Haris Agic (Linkoping U)

 

Participants:

1.       Cola (SUM), Difference is in their structure. A reflection on Asperger's Disorder and creativeness of science

2.       Fantauzzi (U Turin), La prise en charge en sante mentale des personnes immigrees: egalite  inegalite ou stigmatisation?

3.       Russo (U Milan Bicocca), Dialectical monism or Pluralism? The challenge of a Socialist Mental Health Service in Cuba

4.       Saulnier (U Ottawa), Strengthen clinical practices in context of pluralism and cultural diversity

5.       Santos M (Federal U Cearà), Mendez L(State U Cearà), Santos R (Federal U Cearà), Toy library as treatment of child’s mental health: reflections about the normal and the pathologic in childhood

6.          Qirjako (Tirana U), Mental illness, as a form of life 
 

Panel 14: Disability, Mental Illness and Old-age frailty: techniques, politics and institutions of rehabilitation and care: Contrasting North-South pluralisms or global inequalities?

Convenors:

Van den Bergh, Graziella (Bergen U);

Jacobsen, Frode Fadnes (Bergen U)

 

Participants:

1.       Cover (U Tarragona), Reading as a loving care: a bibliotherapy approach with the elderly of Policlinico Italia

2.       De Klerk (U Amsterdam), Techniques of relating: Negotiating family care for advanced old age in the context of HIV/AIDS, Tanzania

3.       Degla (U Stockholm), E-help, self-help and the medicalisation ofchildren to parents with substance misuse problems

4.       Glasdam, Kjær, Præstegaard (Metropolitan University College), Patient/client participation - adaptability into the system?

5.       Hansen (U Oslo), “Nothing about us without us” – dilemmas about care in post-apartheid South Africa

6.       Robbins (U Michigan), Contemporary conflicts in elder care in Poland: ethnographic perspectives on aktywność and disability

7.       Sagli (U Oslo), Perceptions of disability and rehabilitation needs: perspectives from rural China

8.       Skinner (U Belfast Queen’s), Motility 21: senior citizen social inclusion through social dance

 

 

Panel 15: Medical pluralism in reproduction, sexuality and childbirth

Convenors:

De Zordo, Silvia (U London),

Maffi, Irene (U Lausanne),

Mishtal, Joanna (U Central Florida),

Quattrocchi, Patrizia (U Udine),

Russel, Andrew (Durham U) 

 

Participants: 

1.      Corrado (U Rome Sapienza), Childbirth in Mekelle: Reproductive health-seeking behaviors in an urban context

2.      De Zordo (U London), “These women use absurd methods”: conflicts around medical and non medical contraception in two public family planning services in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil).

3.       Maffi (U Lausanne), Western obstetric practices in the Middle East: Some reflexions on the local adaptations of a global paradigm.

4.       Martínez Morant (U Vic), Everyday practices in women’s sexual and reproductive health, immigrant or otherwise, in Catalonia.

5.       Mishtal (U Central Florida), Intersections of religion, biomedicine, and culture in contraceptive medical pluralism in Poland.

6.      Murray (U C Chile), Cesarean section, natural births, and ancestral knowledge re-launched: medical pluralism or medical stratification in Chile.

7.      Walentowitz (U of Bern) , to be announced

 

Panel 16: Reproduction, sexuality, childbirth and medical pluralism

Convenors:

René Gerrets (U Amsterdam)

 

Discussants:

Viola Horbst (CEA/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon)

 

Participants:

1.       Jonvallen (U Luleå),  Medical pluralism and women’s autonomy in the biomedicalization of childbirth in Sweden

2.       Lange & Blystad (U Bergen), Maternal health in Tanzania: low expectations, fatal results. 

3.       Meñaca & Pool (U Barcelona),  Medical pluralism in pregnancy and childbirth care in Ghana. Local differences and migration influences between the Upper East and Ashanti regions

4.       Morgado (U LisbonRome), About Songhay-Zarma Women’s Reproductive Health in Niger: Medical Pluralism and Gender Inequalities.

5.       Vega (U Berkeley), A Tale of Two Births: Mediating Health Models in Multiethnic Mexico.

6.       White & Oosterhoff (CRIA/ISCTE & KIT), Medical pluralism, childbirth and ethnic minority populations in Vietnam and SE Asia

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