This talk interrogates the notion of cure to address the idea of disease. The intention is to show how emerging stem cell biotechnological modalities that cultivate an idea of “cure as regeneration” dislocate expert knowledge, patient experience, description of disease, and its representation into contested new terrains. In approaching disease from the vantage point of “cultivated cure” the talk seeks to trouble our commonsense view of afflictions. Drawing on emerging insights from stem cell therapeutics peculiar to India the paper attempts to conceptualize how “cure as regeneration” re-animates the figure of disease and medical knowledge as well as contests over representation and experience.
Tuesday, Nov 29
Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
For further information contact Mel Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org