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Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India

By: Harris Solomon

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2016

Seller ID: 1202390

ISBN: 8125062890

Condition: New


Public health officials estimate that India is among the global leaders of metabolic disease, specifically obesity and diabetes. In Metabolic Living, Harris Solomon shows how illness and social life interrelate in this context. The book examines how people in Mumbai experience the permeability of food, fat, the body, and the city. Solomon illustrates how this permeability takes shape as the lived predicaments of metabolic disease. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Mumbai's home kitchens, metabolic disorder clinics, food companies, markets, and social services, the author detail... View more info