“Hindoo” Bodies: American Representations of Indian Medicine, Health, and Disease
Michael J. Altman (Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Alabama)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
206 Ingraham Hall
Many examples point to the ways nineteenth-century American ideas about sex, bodies, health, disease, and medicine connected to the history and culture of India in a variety of ways. This paper argues that Americans deployed representations of Indian bodies and discourses of Indian health and disease in their own conflicts over American identity, American health, and American religion.