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Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

Emily Mendenhall


Rethinking Diabetes investigates how "global" and "local" factors transform how diabetes is perceived, experienced, and embodied from place to place. The book argues that neoliberal capitalism fuels the intrinsic links between hunger and crisis, structural violence and fear, and cumulative trauma and psychiatric distress that are embodied in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (hereafter, "diabetes"). It suggests that a global story of modernization as the primary force in the spread of global diabetes overlooks the micro-level stressors that respond to structural inequalities and drive the underlying ps ... More

Keywords: Anthropology, Public Health, Diabetes, Globalization, Psychosocial Stress, Inequality, Mental Health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501738302
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501738302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Mendenhall, author
Georgetown University

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