Conceptualising Race, Ethnicity, and Health

  • Harshad Keval


In this chapter, I would like to explore some concepts that will be relevant in our discussion of health, ethnicity, and diabetes. Diabetes is, first and foremost, in the lives of individuals and groups, a concrete, tangible, and embodied entity. This means that, as social scientists, we cannot avoid the very real impact it has on people’s lives, nor can we avoid the aggregate picture of incidence and prevalence. With the number of people with diabetes growing globally, exploration of social epidemiology becomes an integral part of the picture. Sociologically, I am interested not just in how we can use these empirical entities but also in how we can observe the discourses within which they sit.


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  • Harshad Keval
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  1. 1.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK

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