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The River Is in UsFighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community$
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Elizabeth Hoover

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517903022

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.001.0001

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PCBs and Thrifty Genes

PCBs and Thrifty Genes

Broadening the Scope of Illness Explanation

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(p.219) Chapter 5 PCBs and Thrifty Genes
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The River Is in Us
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Elizabeth Hoover

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0006

The fifth chapter explores the ways in which Akwesasne community members conceptualize the environmental, social, and physiological origins of diabetes, placing the blame not just on individual non-compliant bodies, but rather weaving a more complex etiology that indicates connections between PCBs and diabetes

Keywords:   Environmental justice Environmental Health Food Industrial Contamination Anthropology Indigenous Studies Mohawk Haudenosaunee Iroquois

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