In this Book

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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 strategies, Armstrong-Hough argues that physicians act not only on increasingly globalized professional standards but also on local knowledge, explanatory models, and cultural toolkits. As a result, strategies for clinical management diverge sharply from one country to another. Armstrong-Hough demonstrates how distinctive practices endure in the midst of intensifying biomedicalization, both on the part of patients and on the part of physicians, and how these differences grow from broader cultural narratives about diabetes in each setting.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Two Countries, One Disease
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter One: Biomedicalization and Globalization
  2. pp. 15-35
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  1. Chapter Two: Cavemen Didn’t Get Diabetes: American Narratives about the Origins of Type 2 Diabetes
  2. pp. 36-50
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  1. Chapter Three: Our Genes Don’t Match Your Culture: Japanese Narratives about the Origins of Type 2 Diabetes
  2. pp. 51-74
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  1. Chapter Four: Your Diabetes: U.S. Health Care Providers’ Orientations toward Patients
  2. pp. 75-91
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  1. Chapter Five: Our Diabetes: Diabetes in the Japanese Exam Room
  2. pp. 92-109
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  1. Chapter Six: Diabetes at Home: Explanatory Models in Everyday Practice
  2. pp. 110-128
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  1. Conclusion: Diabetes and Its Discontents
  2. pp. 129-132
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  1. Methodological Appendix
  2. pp. 133-140
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 141-150
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 151-168
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-174
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469646701
Related ISBN
9781469646671
MARC Record
OCLC
1062421772
Pages
186
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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