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AIHM Northeast Kansas Chapter Meeting

Dehumanization, the Symbolic Gaze, and the Production of Biomedical Knowledge.

1/27/2020
When: Monday, January 27, 2020
5:30 PM
Where: 325 Maine Street
Lawrence, Kansas  66044
United States
Contact: Ivy Wagner

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Speaker: Dr. Jason E. Glenn is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

This talk will be a historical dissection of how the corpus of biomedical knowledge has been built upon the bodies of socially dehumanized people and groups. We will investigate the relationship between the history of human subjects research and the development of what Michel Foucault termed “the clinical gaze,” often pointed to in bioethics as the source of detachment and objectification of patients in the clinical setting. We will re-examine this relationship and discover that it was the predominant historical use and exploitation of already dehumanized persons as research subjects in the production of biomedical knowledge that led to the development of clinical detachment and objectification. We'll then explore how this history is linked to the persistence of health inequities that stem from clinical decision-making.

5:30 pm - Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

5:45 pm - Presentation by Dr. Glenn

6:45 pm - Questions, Discussion