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The Self-Generating Language of "Wellness" and Natural Health

Date
November 09, 2016
Time
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST
Location
Jorgenson Hall, 380 Victoria St., 14th Floor Room 1402
Open To
Students, Prospective Students, Public, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Contact
aomalley@ryerson.ca
This presentation by Dr. Colleen Derkatch examines entanglements in discourse about wellness and natural health of seemingly opposed logics: the logic of restoring the body, perceived as malfunctioning, to a prior state of health, and the logic of enhancing the well body by optimizing its physical processes. The fusion of these logics creates an essentially closed rhetorical system in which “wellness” is an ever-moving target. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch.