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The Resource Sugar and tension : diabetes and gender in modern India, Lesley Jo Weaver

Sugar and tension : diabetes and gender in modern India, Lesley Jo Weaver

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Sugar and tension : diabetes and gender in modern India
Title
Sugar and tension
Title remainder
diabetes and gender in modern India
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Lesley Jo Weaver
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Women in North India are socialized to care for others, so what do they do when they get a disease like diabetes that requires intensive self-care? In Sugar and Tension, Lesley Jo Weaver uses women's experiences with diabetes in New Delhi as a lens to explore how gendered roles and expectations are taking shape in contemporary India. Weaver argues that although women's domestic care of others may be at odds with the self-care mandates of biomedically-managed diabetes, these roles nevertheless do important cultural work that may buffer women's mental and physical health by fostering social belonging. Weaver describes how women negotiate the many responsibilities in their lives when chronic disease is at stake. As women weigh their options, the choices they make raise questions about whose priorities should count in domestic, health, and family worlds. The varied experiences of women illustrate that there are many routes to living well or poorly with diabetes, and these are not always the ones canonized in biomedical models of diabetes management"--
  • "Sugar and Tension is about a group of women with type 2 diabetes who live in India's capital, New Delhi. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease resulting from a low level of insulin, a hormone excreted by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar. It is a highly complex disease to manage, requiring intensive and sustained self-care. However, many Indian women are trained from an early age to prioritize the needs of others above those of themselves, including their parents, their in-laws, their children, and their spouses. What happens when women in that situation get diabetes? Whose wellbeing is prioritized then? Questions about how women in North India negotiate self- and other-care are especially timely, given current public debates around women's changing economic and social positions in the country, and particularly about their rights and roles in public spaces. Lesley Jo Weaver worked with a large sample of women to interrogate these factors, along with finding out how they obtain medical help, the medicine they need, and the social and emotional support that would make their lives easier. Most of these women believed other-care activities to be of the utmost importance even if they were not able to fulfill them, and they went to great lengths to uphold them to whatever extent they were able. Engagingly written, this book will be an important contribution to the study of this chronic disease"--
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Weaver, Lesley Jo,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.D5
LC item number
W43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medical anthropology: health, inequality, and social justice
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  • Diabetes in women
  • Women
  • Women
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Diabetes
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • MEDICAL / Diseases
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
  • Diabetes in women
  • Women
  • Women
  • India
  • Anthropologische Medizin
  • Gesundheitsgefährdung
  • Moderne
  • Ernährungsgewohnheit
  • Frau
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Indien
  • Delhi
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Sugar and tension : diabetes and gender in modern India, Lesley Jo Weaver
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Lenore Manderson -- 1. Opening a Window on Diabetes Experience -- 2. Seeking Modern India -- 3. Balance: The Moral and Practical Work of Diabetes Management -- 4. Tension: Diabetes, Distress, and Mental Health -- 5. Sacrifice: Domesticity and Care Among Women with Diabetes -- 6. Resilience: Living Well with Diabetes -- 7. Conclusions: Diabetes as Life
Control code
1034569618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9781978803008
Lccn
2018015300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1034569618
Label
Sugar and tension : diabetes and gender in modern India, Lesley Jo Weaver
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Lenore Manderson -- 1. Opening a Window on Diabetes Experience -- 2. Seeking Modern India -- 3. Balance: The Moral and Practical Work of Diabetes Management -- 4. Tension: Diabetes, Distress, and Mental Health -- 5. Sacrifice: Domesticity and Care Among Women with Diabetes -- 6. Resilience: Living Well with Diabetes -- 7. Conclusions: Diabetes as Life
Control code
1034569618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9781978803008
Lccn
2018015300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1034569618

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