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Traveling with Sugar

Chronicles of a Global Epidemic

Amy Moran-Thomas

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik

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Traveling with Sugar reframes the rising diabetes epidemic as part of a five-hundred-year-old global history of sweetness and power. Amid eerie injuries, changing bodies, amputated limbs, and untimely deaths, many people across the Caribbean and Central America simply call the affliction “sugar”—or, as some say in Belize, “traveling with sugar.” A decade in the making, this book unfolds as a series of crónicas—a word meaning both slow-moving story and slow-moving disease. It profiles the careful work of those “still fighting it” as they grapple with unequal material infrastructures and unsettling dilemmas. Facing a new incarnation of blood sugar, these individuals speak back to science and policy misrecognitions that have prematurely cast their lost limbs and deaths as normal. Their families’ arts of maintenance and repair illuminate ongoing struggles to survive and remake larger systems of food, land, technology, and medicine.

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changing bodies, affliction, slow moving disease, death, amputated limbs, untimely deaths, food, living with diabetes, central america, cronicas, slow moving story, land, eerie injuries, policy misrecognitions, science, medicine, diabetes, power, technology, blood sugar, global history, unequal infrastructures, caribbean, fighting disease, sugar intake, lost limbs