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Cavemen Didn’t Get Diabetes: American Narratives about the Origins of Type 2 Diabetes

Mari Armstrong-Hough

in Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646688
eISBN:
9781469646701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 2 synthesizes scholarly work on diabetes narratives, a discussion of popular literature on diabetes, and interview data. It argues that the dominant American narratives on the origins of the ... More


Our Genes Don’t Match Your Culture: Japanese Narratives about the Origins of Type 2 Diabetes

Mari Armstrong-Hough

in Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646688
eISBN:
9781469646701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 3 relies on data from in-depth interviews with clinicians and members of the general public, participant observation, and a review of Japanese popular intellectual literature to examine ... More


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