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Debating Obesity Critical Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0230222676

ISBN-13: 9780230222670

Edition: 2011

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

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Book details

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…    

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