Health Sociology – studies and inspirations from the Bourdieuian tradition
Course description, incl. learning objectives and prerequisites:
Bourdieu: Theory, Method, Concepts and Use in Health and Health Systems Research
Open Lectures by 6 highly esteemed scholars from USA (UCSF), UK (London), Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and Denmark (Aalborg) – Following last year's course, ‘Health Sociology - studies and inspirations from the Bourdieuian tradition’, there will be an organized session with individual student presentations of relevant themes from their dissertation work and discussions with the Scholars in 3-4 smaller groups.
It has become increasingly necessary in our globalized world to seek better understandings of the inequalities of health outcomes, and the role our healthcare systems can play in improving outcomes or reproducing health inequities. This Ph.D. course offers a new approach to the study of healthcare by engaging with Pierre Bourdieu's conceptual triad of capital, habitus and field. This triad - and his unique methodology - provide a way of understanding the most significant issues facing healthcare analysts around the world today - why do health inequalities, such as race, class and gender, persist, despite the growing levels of funding from governments and the private sector? Why is it so difficult to reform and improve healthcare services? Why do patients find the healthcare system so difficult to access and navigate? In this course, we seek to address these and many other questions about health and healthcare. The course offers clear explanations of Bourdieu's concepts, and the ways in which scholars from around the world have used a Bourdieusian framework to explore the mechanisms of health inequalities. Drawing upon their own research, these scholars will demonstrate the ways in which Bourdieu's concepts have been leveraged through a variety of case studies of health and healthcare from around the world.
Aim of course
These presentations seeks to address these and many other questions about health and healthcare. It offers clear explanations of Bourdieu's concepts, reveals how these have been used in different ways in the literature, and, drawing from the many real world studies by the scholars themselves, demonstrates their application through a variety of case studies of health and healthcare from around the world.
Fran Collyer (Sydney university, Australia)
Leslie Dubbin (UC San Francisco, USA)
Kristian Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Sasha Scambler (King’s College London, England)
Karen Willis (Melbourne – La Trobe University, Australia)
Venue and date
Aalborg University, Copenhagen, A.C. Meiers vænge 15, Copenhagen, Sydhavnen 2450
How to register
Click on the link below. If you don´t have a AAU password, please choose ”Users with other affiliation/Brugere med anden tilknytning” and sign up. Click on the course and scroll to the buttom af the page and press “enroll me in this course/tilmeld mig dette kursus. You are now enrolled and will shortly receive a confirmation e-mail.
Deadline 21/11 2018
Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 500 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted before deadline. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.