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“Como Si Nada”: Enduring Violence and Diabetes among Rural Women in Southern Mexico

Montesi, Laura (2018) “Como Si Nada”: Enduring Violence and Diabetes among Rural Women in Southern Mexico. Medical Anthropology, 37 (3). pp. 206-220. ISSN 0145-9740. (doi:10.1080/01459740.2017.1313253) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:74257)

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Abstract

Rural women in Southern Mexico link their diabetes to distressful life experiences rooted in ordinary violence. While much has been written on the use that diabetes sufferers make of their morbid condition as an idiom of distress, I investigate the personal and social effects that such an idiom has on women. As I illustrate, diabetes reflects an ambivalence that helps women to speak about the unspeakable and, at the same time, reinforces their ideas of culpability, namely that they are to blame for both the gendered violence that they endure and the diabetes from which they suffer.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/01459740.2017.1313253
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: L. Montesi
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 09:35 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 13:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74257 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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