Salvation and Metabolism: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa

Rates of cardiometabolic disorders have been rising since the 1950s across Oceania. In Samoa, obesity, diabetes, hypertension rates range from 40% to 50% of the population. At the same time, Pentecostal Christian churches began to grow across Samoa as well. Based on fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork, this talk will explore how salvational and metabolic logics have become entwined across clinics, churches and households. This event is free and open to the public.

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ENR S-215


Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 4:00pm

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