PIGG, Stacy




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Dr. Stacy Pigg received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. She is currently the Editor of the journal Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. Dr. Pigg's interests lie at the intersection of medical anthropology and the study of postcolonial cultural relations. Her 2005 book (co-edited with Vincanne Adams), Sex in Development: Science, Sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective links theory from science studies, critical studies of development, and cultural analyses of sexuality in studies of the rationalization and medicalization of sexuality around the world. She has done field research in Nepal on the creation of public knowledge about AIDS, on the cultural impact of national ideologies of development, and on the relation between western medicine and traditional healing - topics that reflect her long-standing interest in the negotiation of differing frameworks of meaning as this occurs under conditions of social inequality. Dr. Pigg's recent work on AIDS awareness in Nepal looks at how global expertise becomes linked to local social concerns through medical issues. Much of her previous work has dealt with constructions of "modernity" and "tradition" -- in Nepalese society, in international development, and in anthropological theory. Dr. Pigg's work on all these topics is informed by interests in contemporary theories of culture, language, and power; studies of colonialism and postcolonial social forms; social analyses of the body, sexuality medicine, and science; and questions of ethnographic methods and writing.--Author's website

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