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Debating Obesity Critical Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0230222676

ISBN-13: 9780230222670

Edition: 2011

Authors: Emma Rich, Lee F. Monaghan, Lucy Aphramor

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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 11/17/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

EMMA RICH is Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy, The Body and Physical Culture, School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. She is co-author of the books The Medicalization of Cyberspace (co-authored) and Education, Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse: Fat Fabrications (co-authored). nbsp; LEE F. MONAGHAN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland. He has published research on bodies/embodiment, health, risk and gender. He is the author of Bodybuilding, Drugs and Risk and Men and the War on Obesity. nbsp; LUCY APHRAMOR is a Dietician working with an NHS cardiopulmonary team. Her practice and research focus on developing and delivering care approaches that reorientate services towards more socially integrated, and politicised, models of health and wellbeing. nbsp; nbsp;

Introduction: Contesting Obesity Discourse and Presenting an Alternative
Does Fat Kill? A Critique of the Epidemiological Evidence
Bodily Sensibility: Vocabularies of the Discredited Male Body
�ǠYou Can���t Be Supersized?��� Exploring Femininities, Body Size and Control within the Obesity Terrain
Doing More Good than Harm? The Absent Presence of Children���s Bodies in (Anti-)Obesity Policy
Children���s Bodies, Surveillance and the Obesity Crisis
Fat Lib: How Fat Activism Expands the Obesity Debate
Helping People Change: Promoting Politicised Practice in the Healthcare Professions
Conclusion: Reflections on and Developing Critical Weight Studies