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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

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

Elizabeth Hoover

University of Minnesota Press

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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