Debating Obesity: Critical Perspectives

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorEmma Rich, Lee F. Monaghan, Lee Monaghan

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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'.

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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 studie...

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).   LEE F. MONAGHAN is Se...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.87 × 5.63 × 0.91 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222676

ISBN - 13:9780230222670

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Contesting Obesity Discourse and Presenting an Alternative; E.Rich, L.F.Monaghan & L.Aphramor
Does Fat Kill? A Critique of the Epidemiological Evidence; P.Campos
Bodily Sensibility: Vocabularies of the Discredited Male Body; L.F.Monaghan & M.Hardey
‘You Can’t Be Supersized?’ Exploring Femininities, Body Size and Control within the Obesity Terrain; I.Tischner & H.Malson
Doing More Good than Harm? The Absent Presence of Children’s Bodies in (Anti-)Obesity Policy; B.Evans & R.Colls
Children’s Bodies, Surveillance and the Obesity Crisis; E.Rich, J.Evans & L.De Pian
Fat Lib: How Fat Activism Expands the Obesity Debate; C.Cooper
Helping People Change: Promoting Politicised Practice in the Healthcare Professions; L.Aphramor & J.Gingras
Conclusion: Reflections on and Developing Critical Weight Studies; L.F.Monaghan, E.Rich & L.Aphramor