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Weight bias : nature, consequences, and remedies

Author: Kelly D Brownell
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2005.
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"Discrimination based on body shape and size remains commonplace in today's society. This important volume explores the nature, causes, and consequences of weight bias and presents a range of approaches to combat it. With contributions from leading scientists, health professionals, attorneys, and advocates, the book offers a unique blend of scientific knowledge, theory, and practical strategies for understanding and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly D Brownell
ISBN: 1593851995 9781593851996
OCLC Number: 60715051
Description: xv, 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The social, scientific, and human context of prejudice and discrimination based on weight / Kelly D. Brownell --
Part I: Nature and extent of weight bias --
Weight bias in employment / Janna Fikkan and Esther Rothblum --
Bias in health care settings / Anthony N. Fabricatore, Thomas A. Wadden, and Gary D. Foster --
The portrayal of weight in the media and its social impact / Bradley S. Greenberg and Tracy R. Worrell --
Weight bias in a child's world / Janet Latner and Marlene B. Schwartz --
Weight bias in a teen's world / Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Marla Eisenberg --
Part II: Origins, explanations, and measurement --
Attributions and weight-based prejudice / Christian S. Crandall and April Hortman Reser --
Social consensus and the origins of stigma / Gretchen B. Sechrist and Charles Stangor --
Theories of stigma : limitations and needed directions / Eden B. King, Michelle R. Hebl, and Todd F. Heatherton --
Measurement of bias / Bethany A. Teachman and Robyn K. Mallet --
Part III: Consequences of weight bias --
Effects of weight related teasing in adults / J. Kevin Thompson, Sylvia Herbozo, Susan Himes, and Yuko Yamamiya --
Social consequences of weight bias by partners, friends, and strangers / Jeffrey Sobal --
Self-esteem and the stigma of obesity / Jennifer Crocker and Julie A. Garcia --
Personal reflections on bias, stigma, discrimination, and obesity / Carol A. Johnson --
Part IV: Remedies --
Legal theory on weight discrimination / Elizabeth E. Theran --
Remedies for weight-based discrimination / Sondra Solovay --
Improving medical practice / James L. Early and Judy A. Johnston --
Improving the health care system / Christina C. Wee and Susan Z. Yanovski --
Improving the fitness landscape / Heather O. Chambliss and Steven N. Blair --
Changing media images of weight / Michele Weston and Diane Bliss --
Coping with weight stigma / Rebecca M. Puhl --
Advocacy / Lynn McAfee and Miriam Berg --
Expression of bias against obesity in public policy and its remedies / Morgan Downey --
Summary and concluding remarks / Marlene B. Schwartz and Rebecca M. Puhl.
Responsibility: edited by Kelly D. Brownell [and others].
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