INDEX
Note: Italicized numbers indicate a figure; n indicates an endnote
absorption: as basis for understanding
metabolic disease, 5; agents of, 6; bad copy
as product of sociocultural malabsorption,
46, 61; bodily of stress, 49, 62–64; externally
initiated alterations to bodily, 161, 186, 194,
196, 242n20; globesity and, 23–24; influ-
ence of on metabolic living, 12–13, 21–22;
influence of under lying social conditions
on, 12, 13, 20–22, 29, 234; interface of body
and environment, 9, 24, 63–64, 236n8;
interface of body and substance, 17, 24–25,
140, 160–61, 216, 233; as intermingling of
bodies, substances, and environments, 4–6,
15, 97, 226–28; malnutrition and obesity
as two extremes of malnourishment,
14–15; metabolic illness as product of, 5, 62,
145–46; multifaceted, complex character of,
6, 23–26, 106, 109, 120, 146–47, 213; of food,
37, 89, 113–15; state of being absorptive, 6,
160–61, 249n10; temporal manifestation of
by human body, 31–34, 147, 228–29, 232–33
Actor Network Theory (ant), 243n4,
251–52n7
addiction: case of Poorvi, 166–67; food,
162–68; morals of responsibility and, 25;
Sedgwick’s “Epidemics of Will” essay,
25–26. See also willpower
adiposity, 17, 31, 38–39, 56, 59, 61, 241–42n17
adulteration: act of, 114, 119, 245n7; as
incentive for brand loyalties and purchase
of expensive packaged foods, 120–22,
123–24; case of Wilfred (fisher), 230; com-
monplace occurrence of in urban India,
113–16, 120, 124; food export as incentive
for India to combat, 123; Food Safety
and Standards Authority of India (2009),
126; foods typically adulterated, 118–19;
incentives for, 113–14, 118, 245–46n9;
interview with Almas (fashion industry
director) concerning, 117–21, 122; legisla-
tion and regulation to prevent, 123, 125–26;
linguistic references commonly used for,
245n7; long- term, generational impact of,
115; media discussions and coverage of
food, 120–21, 123–25; by nexus, 24, 114–16,
118, 120–21, 123, 245–46n9; nutrition
labeling as means of combating, 123, 126;
of beverages, 120–21, 230; of dal, 100; of
drugs, 245nn7–8; of fish, 108; of foods,
108, 118–19; of fruit, 114, 118, 120; of ghee,
113–14, 124; of loose (bulk) foods, 113–14;
of milk, 113–14, 116, 118, 120, 245–46n9;
of packaged foods, 122–24; of spices, 120;
packaged food touted as free of, 24, 109,
119, 123–26, 140; potential of to cripple or
kill, 120–21; practices against common
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