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Everyday Translation: Health Practitioners’ Perspectives on Obesity and Metabolic Disorders in Samoa

Why Food Matters : Critical Debates in Food Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

...Introduction To make sense of their patients’ health behaviors, Samoa health practitioners contrast individually oriented health with socially oriented well-being. Samoan health practitioners frequently discuss culturally valued modes...

Learning to Exchange Words of Food in the Marquesas

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...Often enough after mentioning to some new acquaintance in America that I spent a year doing doctoral research on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I get a response along these lines: “Poor thing, it must have been so tough...