Session: In/visible threats to health and body: dangers in contemporary and future societies
The contemporary era offers new healthcare opportunities alongside novel health challenges and threats. Climate change, environmental destruction and globalized mobility present largely unpredictable threats to health and body. One such threat is antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which radically shifts our ability to treat and cure diseases. Meanwhile, the reorganization, privatization and corporatization of healthcare organizations present challenges, as does enduring and widening health disparities and technological innovation actualizing ethical and existential questions. How can we conceptualize such dangers and threats, how can we anthropologically render them visible, and how do we incorporate them into imaginaries of the future? How do we calculate and manage risks to our health and our body in everyday life? And how are various groupings of people implicated differently in representations of threats? This panel welcomes contributions on diverse aspects of threats to health and body, and of correspondings opportunities and possibilities, in contemporary and future societies.
Kristofer Hansson, Associate Professor
Maria Wemrell, PhD