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Traveling with sugar : chronicles of a global epidemic / Amy Moran-Thomas.

Author/creator Moran-Thomas, Amy author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
Description376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Approach : emergency in slow motion -- Past is prologue : sugar machine -- What is communicable? : caregivers in an illegible epidemic -- Crónica one, thresholds : traveling an altered landscape with Cresencia -- Crónica two, insula : technology, policy, and other units of Jordan's isolations -- Crónica three, generations : approaching "metabolic memory" with Arreini and Guillerma -- Crónica four, repair work : maintenance projects with Laura, Jose, and growing collectives.
Abstract "Traveling with Sugar reframes the rising diabetes epidemic as part of a five-hundred-year-old global history of sweetness and power. Amid eerie injuries, changing bodies, amputated limbs, and untimely deaths, many people across the Caribbean and Central America simply call the affliction "sugar"--Or, as some in Garifuna Belize say, "traveling with sugar." A decade in the making, this book reveals a series of crónicas--a word meaning both slow-moving story and slow-moving disease. It profiles the careful work of those "still fighting it," as they grapple with unequal material infrastructures and unsettling dilemmas. Guiding us into the surprising landscapes of global diabetes, these individuals speak back to science and policy misrecognitions that have prematurely cast their lost limbs and deaths as normal. Facing a new incarnation of blood sugar, they practice their arts of maintenance and repair, illuminating ongoing struggles to survive and remake larger systems of food, land, technology, and medicine"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Moran-Thomas, Amy. Traveling with sugar. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520969858
Genre/formCase studies.
LCCN 2018054745
ISBN9780520297531 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN0520297539 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN9780520297548 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN0520297547 paperback ; alkaline paper

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