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Title Biomedicalization and the practice of culture : globalization and type 2 diabetes in the United States and Japan / Mari Armstrong-Hough.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in social medicine
Studies in social medicine.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- United States.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Japan.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Treatment -- United States.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Treatment -- Japan.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Social aspects -- United States.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Japan.
United States.
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.
Summary 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.
Other Title Print version: Armstrong-Hough, Mari. Biomedicalization and the practice of culture. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018] 9781469646671