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What's Wrong with Fat?

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ISBN-10: 0199857083

ISBN-13: 9780199857081

Edition: 2013

Authors: Abigail C. Saguy

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The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic, a "battle of the bulge" that requires drastic and immediate action. Some have predicted that, due to increasing rates of overweight and obesity, this generation will be the first to die at a younger age than their parents. Obesityhas been blamed for increasing healthcare expenditure, rising costs of airplane travel, and even global warming. How and why has obesity exploded onto the public health agenda? How does this perspective of obesity as a crisis - as well as how we assign blame and responsibility for obesity - affecthow we feel about our bodies? And how does it inform how medical professionals and the general public treat…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.10" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Problem Frames
Blame Frames
Fashioning Frames
Frames' Effects
Methodological Appendix