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Disease: between social imagination and political fact

November 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In partnership with The Center for Medicine, Health and Society (Vanderbilt University, Nashville). In collaboration with Seuil editions.

Presented by : Julie Clarini. Expert witness : Valérie Pihet. With : Daniel Defert, Bruno Lina, Jonathan Metzl and Patrick Zylberman.

How do the representations of a disease influence the means set up to fight it and the care provided to patients? What role do worst-case scenarios and other fictions play in health safety policies? The risk of stigma incurred by those who suffer from diseases (HIV/AIDS, Ebola…) serves to remind us that we cannot ignore the social and political significance of a medical diagnosis.

Free, reservations must be booked with the Villa Gillet by phone : 04 78 27 02 48 from Monday to Thursday (13h30-18h) and Friday (13h30-17h) or on : www.festival-modedemploi.net


image: ‘Drug confetti‘ on flickr by Melanie Tata


Hôtel de Région
1 esplanade François Mitterand
Lyon, 2e France
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04 78 27 02 48