Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States.

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    • Affiliation:
      Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA
      Center for Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Subject Terms:
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    • Abstract:
      Prognostication has become central to medical practice, offering clinicians and patients views of particular futures enabled by biomedical expertise and technologies. Drawing on research on diabetes care and sleep medicine in the United States, in this article we suggest that subjectivity is increasingly modeled on medical understandings of chronic illness. These chronic conceptions of the self and society instill in individuals an anxiety about future health outcomes that, in turn, motivate practices oriented at self-care to avoid negative health outcomes and particular medical futures. At its most extreme, these anxieties of self-care trouble conceptions of self and social belonging, particularly in the future tense, leading patients and clinicians to consider intergenerational and public health based on the threats that individual patients pose for others.
    • Journal Subset:
      Biomedical; USA
    • ISSN:
      0145-9740
    • MEDLINE Info:
      PMID: NLM27142729 NLM UID: 7707343
    • Publication Date:
      20180228
    • Publication Date:
      20190513
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294
    • Accession Number:
      120748960
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WOLF-MEYER, M.; CALLAHAN-KAPOOR, C. Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States. Medical Anthropology, [s. l.], v. 36, n. 2, p. 83–95, 2017. DOI 10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=120748960. Acesso em: 4 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wolf-Meyer M, Callahan-Kapoor C. Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States. Medical Anthropology. 2017;36(2):83-95. doi:10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294.
    • AMA11:
      Wolf-Meyer M, Callahan-Kapoor C. Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States. Medical Anthropology. 2017;36(2):83-95. doi:10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294
    • APA:
      Wolf-Meyer, M., & Callahan-Kapoor, C. (2017). Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States. Medical Anthropology, 36(2), 83–95. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wolf-Meyer, Matthew, and Celina Callahan-Kapoor. 2017. “Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States.” Medical Anthropology 36 (2): 83–95. doi:10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294.
    • Harvard:
      Wolf-Meyer, M. and Callahan-Kapoor, C. (2017) ‘Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States’, Medical Anthropology, 36(2), pp. 83–95. doi: 10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wolf-Meyer, M & Callahan-Kapoor, C 2017, ‘Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States’, Medical Anthropology, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 83–95, viewed 4 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wolf-Meyer, Matthew, and Celina Callahan-Kapoor. “Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States.” Medical Anthropology, vol. 36, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 83–95. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wolf-Meyer, Matthew, and Celina Callahan-Kapoor. “Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States.” Medical Anthropology 36, no. 2 (February 2017): 83–95. doi:10.1080/01459740.2016.1180294.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wolf-Meyer M, Callahan-Kapoor C. Chronic Subjunctivity, or, How Physicians Use Diabetes and Insomnia to Manage Futures in the United States. Medical Anthropology [Internet]. 2017 Feb [cited 2020 Aug 4];36(2):83–95. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=120748960