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Situating the South Asian Diabetic Risk

  • Harshad Keval
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Abstract

In the last chapter, I focused on developing an understanding of how ethnicity, culture, and race are conceptualised in both research and practice, within academic and interventionist circles. The way in which patterns and discussions of risk generate specific, contemporary meanings of race/ethnicity and risk is an important, discursive, and symbolic marker. It points to both the specifics of epistemological underpinnings and the long, related history of biological race-thinking, but also takes us into wider, socio-cultural identifications of how race and ethnicity, minority populations, and health have become mutually intertwined.

Keywords

Insulin Resistance Syndrome South Asian Population Time Bomb Medical Sociology Discursive Construction 
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  • Harshad Keval
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  1. 1.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK

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