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Sweet Blood Surveillance: An ethnographic approach to diabetes management through the Diabetes Care Network

Vargas, Jesse LU (2020) TKAM02 20191
Division of Ethnology
Abstract
Is the management of Type 1 Diabetes best left to the medical sciences, or do the social sciences have a stake as well? In ‘Sweet Blood Surveillance,’ I push back against the perceived domination of scientific objectivity to make space for the subjective experience of diabetes in the maintenance of glucose levels through a collaboration with medical technical objects. To accomplish my task, I create an analytical tool, the Diabetes Care Network, in order to conceptualize the sociotechnical system of postmodern diabetes care, focusing on the social group of the User. Doing so generates insights in the political process of how the DCN is initiated, the semiotic nature of its maintenance, and the role of counter-hegemony in its reconstruction.
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author
Vargas, Jesse LU
supervisor
organization
course
TKAM02 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Diabetes Care Network (DCN), Type 1 Diabetes, Sociotechnical System, Ethnography
language
English
id
9006884
date added to LUP
2020-03-25 09:04:21
date last changed
2020-03-25 09:04:21
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  abstract     = {Is the management of Type 1 Diabetes best left to the medical sciences, or do the social sciences have a stake as well? In ‘Sweet Blood Surveillance,’ I push back against the perceived domination of scientific objectivity to make space for the subjective experience of diabetes in the maintenance of glucose levels through a collaboration with medical technical objects. To accomplish my task, I create an analytical tool, the Diabetes Care Network, in order to conceptualize the sociotechnical system of postmodern diabetes care, focusing on the social group of the User. Doing so generates insights in the political process of how the DCN is initiated, the semiotic nature of its maintenance, and the role of counter-hegemony in its reconstruction.},
  author       = {Vargas, Jesse},
  keyword      = {Diabetes Care Network (DCN),Type 1 Diabetes,Sociotechnical System,Ethnography},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sweet Blood Surveillance: An ethnographic approach to diabetes management through the Diabetes Care Network},
  year         = {2020},
}