Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture

Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture

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 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 distinctive strategies to explain and manage diabetes, Armstrong-Hough argues… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 12, 2018)

Collection: Studies in Social Medicine

Page count: 186 pages

Language: English


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