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Interpreting weight : the social management of fatness and thinness

Author: Jeffery Sobal; Donna Maurer
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2017.
Series: Social problems and social issues.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is "too fat"' what is "too thin"' Interpretations of body weight vary widely across and within cultures. Meeting weight expectations is a major concern for many people because failing to do so may incur dire social consequences, such as difficulty in finding a romantic partner or even in locating adequate employment. without these social and cultural pressures, body weight would only be a health issue. while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery Sobal; Donna Maurer
ISBN: 9781351511711 1351511718 9780203788264 0203788265 9781351511728 1351511726
OCLC Number: 1052118745
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).
Contents: Social management of fatness and thinness /Donna Maurer and Jeffery Sobal --
Adoption and management of a "fat" identity /Douglas Degher and Gerald Hughes --
Identity management among overweight women: narratve resistance to stigma /Gina Cordell and Carol Rambo Ronai --
Fighting back: reactions and resistance to the stigma of obesity /Leanne Joanisse and Anthony Synnott --
From "dieting" to "healthy eating": an exploration of shifting constructions of eating for weight control /Gwen E. Chapman --
Medical discourse on body image: reconceptualizing the differences between women with and without eating disorders /Susan Haworth-Hoeppner --
Weight and weddings: the social construction of beautiful brides /Jeffery Sobal, Caron Bove, and Barbara Rauschenbach --
Let go and let God: religion and the politics of surrender in Overeaters Anonymous /Rebecca J. Lester --
Fat world/thin world: "fat busters, " "equivocators, " "fat boosters, " and the social construction of obesity /Karen Honeycutt --
Creating "uniformity": the construction of bodies in women's collegiate cross country /Elizabeth Ransom --
Pounds of flesh: weight, gender, and body images /Thomas F. Cash and Robin E. Roy --
Re-evaluating the weight-centered approach toward health: the need for a paradigm shift /Jeanine C. Cogan.
Series Title: Social problems and social issues.
Responsibility: Jeffery Sobal and Donna Maurer, editors.

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