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Watching our weights : the contradictions of televising fatness in the "obesity epidemic"

Author: Melissa Zimdars
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the resistance inherent within TV representations and narratives of fatness as a global health issue, the inherent and overt resistance found across stories of medicalized fatness, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Zimdars
ISBN: 9780813593555 0813593557 9780813593548 0813593549
OCLC Number: 1032288090
Description: vii, 187 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Televising fatness --
Competing understandings of fatness --
Does TV make you fat? : television as causing and solving the "obesity epidemic" --
The globesity epidemic : adapting weight-loss television around the world --
Exercising control and the illogics of weight-loss television --
Spectacle, sympathy, and the medicalized disease of "obesity" --
Celebrating large bodies on the small screen : from fat visibility to fat positivity --
Conclusion : the decline of The biggest loser.
Responsibility: Melissa Zimdars.

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