Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Near Death: Trauma, Mortality, and Urban Space in India - Harris Solomon

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When: Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor, Searle Seminar room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture


Harris Solomon, PhD
Associate Professor of
Cultural Anthropology and Global Health
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Near Death: Trauma, Mortality, and Urban Space in India

This talk examines what kinds of social, political, and ethical tensions emerge in the face of traumatic injury. It is based on ethnographic research on traffic accidents in Mumbai, India, much of it conducted inside a public municipal hospital emergency department and trauma ward. The talk details movements between the trauma ward and the mortuary. It argues that contact points between the living and the dead demonstrate how trauma distributes, and more generally illustrate the complex relations between injury, mortality, and urban space.

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