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Biomedicalization and the practice of culture : globalization and type 2 diabetes in the United States and Japan

Author: Mari Armstrong-Hough
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Studies in social medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last twenty years, type 2 diabetes skyrocketed to the forefront of global public health concern. In this text, Mari Armstrong-Hough examines the rise in and response to the disease in two societies: the United States and Japan.
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Armstrong-Hough, Mari.
Biomedicalization and the practice of culture.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018019133
(OCoLC)1029441980
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mari Armstrong-Hough
ISBN: 9781469646695 1469646692 9781469646701 1469646706
OCLC Number: 1062421772
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Two countries, one disease --
Biomedicalization and globalization --
Cavemen didn't get diabetes: American narratives about the origins of type 2 diabetes --
Our genes don't match your culture: Japanese narratives about the origins of type 2 diabetes --
Your diabetes: U.S. health care providers' orientations towards patients --
Our diabetes: diabetes in the Japanese exam room --
Diabetes at home: explanatory models in everyday practice --
Diabetes and its discontents.
Series Title: Studies in social medicine.
Responsibility: Mari Armstrong-Hough.

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