Making Diabetes

The Politics of Diabetes Diagnostics in Uganda

Diabetes is regarded as one of the most challenging global health issues of the 21st century. Especially countries with weak health infrastructure are struggling to deal with the increased demands this chronic disease entails.

Tracing the effects of a diagnostic device, the glucometer, this book examines how it contributes to the making of diabetes in contemporary Uganda. Arlena S. Liggins demonstrates that depending on who uses the glucometer, the outcomes may go far beyond diagnosis. The book draws a complex picture of hopes and misplaced expectations, of trust and mistrust in a technology to which access in the first place is all but a given.

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2020-01-27, ca. 300 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4897-3

This product will be released at 27 January 2020

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Book title
Making Diabetes The Politics of Diabetes Diagnostics in Uganda
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 300
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 14 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4897-3
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JFFH MBS
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC057000
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBFN MBS
Release date
2020-01-27
Edition
1
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Medizin
Readership
Medical Anthropology, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Global Health
Keywords/Tags
Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Uganda, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Medicine, Postcolonialism, Ethnology, Sociology of Medicine, Cultural Anthropology, Africa

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