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Debating Obesity

Critical Perspectives

Editors: Rich, E., Monaghan, L. F., Aphramor, L. (Eds.)

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This book brings together critical perspectives on some of the recent claims associated with the obesity crisis. It develops both theoretical and conceptual arguments around the obesity debate, as well as taking a more practical focus in terms of implications for the health professions to outline an agenda for a 'critical weight studies'.

About the authors

PAUL CAMPOS is Professor of Law, University of Colorado, USA CHARLOTTE COOPER is a Queer Fat Activist based in London, and currently a Government of Ireland PhD Scholar at the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland, courtesy of the Irish Social Sciences Platform RACHEL COLLS is Lecturer in Human Geography at Durham University, UK LAURA DE PIAN is a Doctoral Research Student in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, UK BETHAN EVANS is Lecturer in Geography and Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK JOHN EVANS is Professor of Sociology of Education and Physical Education at Loughborough University, UK JACQUI GINGRAS is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nutrition, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada HELEN MALSON is a Reader in Social Psychology in the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK IRMGARD TISCHNER is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Worcester and Associate Member of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

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'This collection has certainly succeeded inexpressing critical concerns on the obesity discourse and in contributing to the development of critical weight studies.' - Sociology of Health& Illness


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Contesting Obesity Discourse and Presenting an Alternative

    Pages 1-35

    Rich, Emma (et al.)

  • Does Fat Kill? A Critique of the Epidemiological Evidence

    Pages 36-59

    Campos, Paul

  • Bodily Sensibility: Vocabularies of the Discredited Male Body

    Pages 60-89

    Monaghan, Lee F. (et al.)

  • ‘You Can’t Be Supersized?’ Exploring Femininities, Body Size and Control within the Obesity Terrain

    Pages 90-114

    Tischner, Irmgard (et al.)

  • Doing More Good than Harm? The Absent Presence of Children’s Bodies in (Anti-)Obesity Policy

    Pages 115-138

    Evans, Bethan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Debating Obesity
Book Subtitle
Critical Perspectives
Editors
  • E. Rich
  • L. F. Monaghan
  • L. Aphramor
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30423-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230304239
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22267-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30824-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 270
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