Biomedicalization and the practice of culture : globalization and type 2 diabetes in the United States and Japan (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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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] © 2018
Series: Studies in social medicine
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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 book, Mari Armstrong-Hough examines the rise in and response to the disease in two societies: the United States and Japan. Both societies have faced rising rates of diabetes, but their social and biomedical responses to its ascendance have diverged. To explain the emergence of these distinctive  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mari Armstrong-Hough
ISBN: 9781469646671 1469646676 9781469646688 1469646684
OCLC Number: 1142026492
Description: x, 171 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Two countries, one disease --
1. Biomedicalization and globalization --
2. Cavemen didn't get diabetes: American narratives about the origins of type 2 diabetes --
3. Our genes don't match your culture: Japanese narratives about the origins of type 2 diabetes --
4. Your diabetes: U.S. health care providers' orientations towards patients --
5. Our diabetes: diabetes in the Japanese exam room --
6. Diabetes at home: explanatory models in everyday practice --
Conclusion: Diabetes and its discontents
Series Title: Studies in social medicine
Responsibility: Mari Armstrong-Hough.

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Over the last twenty years, type 2 diabetes skyrocketed to the forefront of global public health concern. In this book, Mari Armstrong-Hough examines the rise and response to the disease in two  Read more...

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