Illness, Identity, and Taboo among Australian Paleo Dieters

Authors: Gressier, Catie

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  • Explores the nuance of dieters' attitudes toward polarizing trends
  • Offers a balanced perspective on sensitive issues
  • Discusses broader implications in contemporary foodways
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This book explores the cultural and economic conditions fuelling the popularity of the polarizing Paleo diet in Australia. Based on ethnographic research in Melbourne and Sydney, Catie Gressier recounts the compelling narratives of individuals struggling with illness and weight issues. She argues that ‘going Paleo’ provides a sense of agency and means of resistance to the neoliberal policies and practices underpinning the growing prevalence of lifestyle diseases. From its nostalgic constructions of the past, to the rise of anti-elite sentiments inherent in new forms of health populism, Gressier provides a nuanced understanding of the Paleo diet’s contemporary appeal.

About the authors

Catie Gressier is a cultural anthropologist and McArthur Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne, Australia. With a focus on settler societies, foodways, and the environment, her first book At Home in the Okavango explores belonging among the white citizens of Botswana.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Identity and Taboo Among Paleo Dieters

    Gressier, Catie

    Pages 1-30

  • Beleaguered Bodies: Illness and Obesity in Neoliberal Australia

    Gressier, Catie

    Pages 31-66

  • Narratives of Paleo Redemption: Agency, Resistance and the Rise of Health Populism

    Gressier, Catie

    Pages 67-97

  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Paleo

    Gressier, Catie

    Pages 99-128

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Hardcover 57,19 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Illness, Identity, and Taboo among Australian Paleo Dieters
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67250-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67250-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67249-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88399-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 136
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