9780822361015-0822361019-Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India (Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography)

Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India (Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography)

ISBN-13: 9780822361015
ISBN-10: 0822361019
Edition: 1
Author: Solomon, Harris
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822361015
ISBN-10: 0822361019
Edition: 1
Author: Solomon, Harris
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Solomon, Harris wrote Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India (Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography) comprising 304 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822361019 and 9780822361015. Since then Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India (Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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The popular narrative of "globesity" posits that the adoption of Western diets is intensifying obesity and diabetes in the Global South and that disordered metabolisms are the embodied consequence of globalization and excess. In Metabolic Living Harris Solomon recasts these narratives by examining how people in Mumbai, India, experience the porosity between food, fat, the body, and the city. Solomon contends that obesity and diabetes pose a problem of absorption between body and environment. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Mumbai's home kitchens, metabolic disorder clinics, food companies, markets, and social services, he details the absorption of everything from snack foods and mangoes to insulin, stress, and pollutants. As these substances pass between the city and the body and blur the two domains, the onset and treatment of metabolic illness raise questions about who has the power to decide what goes into bodies and when food means life. Evoking metabolism as a condition of contemporary urban life and a vital political analytic, Solomon illuminates the lived predicaments of obesity and diabetes, and reorients our understanding of chronic illness in India and beyond.

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