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The obesity epidemic : science, morality, and ideology / Michael Gard and Jan Wright.

By: Gard, Michael.
Contributor(s): Wright, Jan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookLondon ; New York : Routledge, 2005Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415318969 (pbk.); 0415318955 (hbk.); 0415318963 (pbk.).Subject(s): Obesity | Obesity -- Social aspects | Health in mass media | Obesity -- Psychology | Obesity -- Epidemiology | Social desirabilityDDC classification: 614.59398 GAR
Contents:
1. Science and Fatness 2. The War on Obesity 3. The Ghost of a Machine 4. 'Modernity's Scourge': A brief history of obesity science 5. Fat or Fiction: Weighing in the 'obesity epidemic' 6. The search for a cause 7. Obesity Science for the People 8. Feminism and the 'obesity epidemic' 9. Interrogating expert knowledge: risk and the ethics of body weight 10. Beyond Body Weight
Summary: In a broad ranging review of current thinking on obesity, the authors criticise much of the existing research for being biased by ideological & moral assumptions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-209) and index.

1. Science and Fatness 2. The War on Obesity 3. The Ghost of a Machine 4. 'Modernity's Scourge': A brief history of obesity science 5. Fat or Fiction: Weighing in the 'obesity epidemic' 6. The search for a cause 7. Obesity Science for the People 8. Feminism and the 'obesity epidemic' 9. Interrogating expert knowledge: risk and the ethics of body weight 10. Beyond Body Weight

In a broad ranging review of current thinking on obesity, the authors criticise much of the existing research for being biased by ideological & moral assumptions.

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