Answer all 3 questions 1. How would you define Biopower (as discussed in Farmer
Answer all 3 questions
1. How would you define Biopower (as discussed in Farmer et al, 2013 pages 25-30)?
Feel free to use a combination of the authors’ thoughts and your own words/illustrative examples.
2. How do you define the concept of Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) (as described in Gofin Chapters 3 and 4)
-Be sure to illustrate and support your answer with specific examples. You are especially encouraged to linking your response to the assigned Case Study reading: Case 1: Developing Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in Contemporary Rural South Africa: The Case of Stroke.
3. One of the goals of the Farmer et al textbook is to “…show how approaches to global health problems can benefit from social theory, which helps us understand the dynamic relationships between those problems and the interventions launched to counter them.”(p. 31, Farmer et al, 2013). COPC has been offered by global health professionals as an approach to address the roots of global health inequities:
-How does COPC incorporate social theory concepts such Biopower, Biosocial Analysis, Social Suffering, Structural Violence, and other concepts we have explored in Chapter 2 on Unpacking Global Health: Theory and Critique? Make use of the Rural South Africa Case reading AND your own experiences and thoughts in your response
-What additional information do you need/want to learn about regarding the authors’ promotion of the inclusion of social theory into global public health work? Highlight any specific examples you thought of from your own public and/or global health learning, practice, or experience.
Case study, Q 2 and Gofin Chapters 3&4,
chapter 2 (Farmer) are in uploads