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Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

Anthony Ryan Hatch


The Politics of Metabolism analyses the racial ideas that underpin the metabolic syndrome as a new biomedical construction that aims to transform how contemporary medicine understands and treats metabolic health problems. It explains how metabolism serves as a site for the kind of society that simultaneously manufactures health problems and their remedies, deploys race as a way of concealing inequality, and constructs powerful ideas like metabolic syndrome to sever the relationship between body and society.

Keywords: metabolic syndrome, metabolism, health inequality, scientific racism, biomedicine, African Americans, critical race theory, biopower, science and technology studies, prescription drugs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816696178
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816696178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Ryan Hatch, author
Wesleyan University