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Biomedicalization and the Practice of CultureGlobalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan$
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Mari Armstrong-Hough

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646688

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Two Countries, One Disease

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(p.1) Introduction
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Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture
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Mari Armstrong-Hough

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.003.0001

This chapter introduces the type 2 diabetes epidemics of Japan and the United States, noting national differences in response to the epidemics among medical, public health, and patient communities. It summarizes the tradition of approaching medicine as a social enterprise in the social sciences, describes the organization of the book, and motivates its central theoretical and empirical questions.

Keywords:   Medicalization, Sociology of culture, Globalization, Biomedicalization, Japan

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