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Published: 15 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385530-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8553-0
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394716-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9471-6
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 14 December 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002598-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0259-8
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... called the vada pav connected biomedical concerns about rising rates of obesity to violent local politics and multinational food company interests. In doing so, projects to claim and reform the vada pav define the grounds of the political life of an object beyond the act of its consumption. Using...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
..., and blood sugars as sites of diagnosis and treatment. Morals of individual responsibility and addiction filter into ideas and practices surrounding obesity, and disease categories collapse weight gain into other pathologies along specific relational lines. For some clinicians, diets could shore up...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... Chapter 5 examines to what extent metabolisms are renewable and even replaceable, through the feature of willpower and the science of surgery. It is concerned with absorptions between the body and willpower. It considers what kinds of treatment for obesity are possible when drugs and diet fail...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... desires that sparked India’s collective weight gain. It maps historical and literary portraits of fatness in India and details how globesity presumes a national vulnerability through comparisons of bodies experiencing newfound prosperity. Claims of obesity’s emergence in India impelled physicians...