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What's wrong with fat?

Author: Abigail Cope Saguy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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"Abigail Saguy argues that these fraught and frantic debates obscure a more important question: How has fatness come to be understood as a public health crisis at all? Why, she asks, has the view of 'fat' as a problem-a symptom of immorality, a medical pathology, a public health epidemic-come to dominate more positive framings of weight-as consistent with health, beauty, or a legitimate rights claim-in public  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Onlinve version:
Saguy, Abigail Cope, 1970-
What's wrong with fat.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
(OCoLC)826068551
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Cope Saguy
ISBN: 9780199857081 0199857083 9780199377114 0199377111 9780199857173 0199857172
OCLC Number: 794367176
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Problem frames --
Blame frames --
Fashioning frames --
Frames' effects --
Conclusion --
Methodological appendix --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Abigail Saguy.
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What's Wrong with Fat? examines the social implications of understanding fatness as a medical health risk, disease, and epidemic. Examining the ways in which debates over fatness have developed,  Read more...

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