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Fat politics

J. Eric Oliver

Fat politics

the real story behind America"s obesity epidemic

by J. Eric Oliver

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York, NY .
Written in English


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StatementJ. Eric Oliver.
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LC ClassificationsRA
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 228 p. :
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22715239M
ISBN 100195169360

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Table of Contents. 1. Obesity discourse and fat politics: research, critique and interventions Lee F. Monaghan, Rachel Colls and Bethan Evans s measures: the artifactual construction of the obesity epidemic Julie Guthman 3.‘Diabesity’ down under: overweight and obesity as cultural signifiers for type 2 diabetes mellitus Darlene McNaughton 4. Eat Drink Politics» Book. Book. Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. The United States is currently embroiled in a national debate over the growing public health crisis caused by poor diet. Many people are starting to ask who is to blame and how can we fix the problem, especially among children?


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Fat politics by J. Eric Oliver Download PDF EPUB FB2

"In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver examines America's ongoing search for weapons of body mass destruction and reveals that the emperors of the current fat hysteria aren't wearing any clothes.

This is an essential book for understanding the leading moral panic of our time."--Paul Campos, Professor of Law, University of Colorado, and author of The Cited by:   In Fat Politics Oliver sets out to prove what a few moments of reflection should make fairly obvious: body fat is, for the most part, a symptom of many of the same things that cause disease rather than a cause of disease in itself.

He makes a persuasive case that being active and fat is much healthier than being sedentary and thin, and that our attempts to target /5. "In Fat Politics, Fat politics book Oliver examines America's ongoing search for weapons of body mass destruction and reveals that the emperors of the current fat hysteria aren't wearing any clothes.

This is an essential book for understanding the leading moral panic of our time."--Paul Campos, Professor of Law, University of Colorado, and author of The /5(25). Fat Politics The Real Story behind America's Obesity Epidemic J.

Eric Oliver. In reviewing the scientific evidence, Oliver shows there is little proof that obesity causes so much disease and death or that losing weight is what makes people healthier.

In Fat Politics, J. Eric Oliver shows how a handful of doctors, government bureaucrats, and health researchers, with financial backing from the drug and weight-loss industries, have campaigned to create standards that mislead the public.

They mislabel more than sixty million Americans as "overweight," inflate the health risks of being fat, and. FAT POLITICS The Real Story Behind America’s Obesity Epidemic Indeed, my initial plan for this book was to look at why we were gaining so much weight Fat politics book, a “fat virus,” or any of the other theories that are often used to explaining our rising weights.

Rather, America’s obesity epidemic originates in far less conspicuous Size: KB. (Fat Politics, p. ) Environment and, I might add, dieting history also interact with metabolic processes to affect health. See Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D.'s book Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health for more on how weight loss.

OVERALL RATING Very good. STRENGTHS Identifies the economic and social forces driving the propagation of an obesity epidemic myth in spite of evidence suggesting that body weight, per se, is not a major predictor or indicator of the disease. WEAKNESSES Fails to consider that material living conditions are the primary determinants of both disease and excessive weight among Author: Dennis Raphael.

Fat politics: the real story behind America's obesity epidemic User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. It's not obesity, but the panic over obesity, that's the real health problem, argues this scintillating contrarian study of the evergreen subject of American gluttony and sloth.4/5(1).

In the war on fat, fat isn’t just winning, it’s crushing the opposition. A new study reports that in the course of a lifetime, 9 out of 10 men. With contributions from the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia, this book offers alternative critical perspectives on this alleged public health crisis which were, in part, developed through an Economic and Social Research Council seminar series on Fat Studies and Health at Every Size (HAES).Cited by: Fat Mike founded the website in in an effort to mobilize the punk community to vote George W.

Bush out of office in that year's presidential election. He had never been very active in politics before then, admitting that he never even voted until User Review - Flag as inappropriate This book talks about fat hatred and how fat acceptance and fat activism are the appropriate response.

Contrary to the title, the fat people interviewed do not seem to be proud, and nor does fat acceptance seem in any way cohesive. As a result of this, the only politics presented are the schisms in fat political movements (not the poltics that /5(2).

"In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver examines America's ongoing search for weapons of body mass destruction and reveals that the emperors of the current fat hysteria aren't wearing any clothes.

This is an essential book for understanding the leading moral panic of our time.". Pork-barrel politics describes a process that legislators use to obtain funding from a central government to finance projects benefiting the legislators' local constituents.

The benefits of Author: Will Kenton. Fat activism and obesity politics, and related controversies, are also discussed. Internationally-renowned sociologist Deborah Lupton explores fat as a sociocultural artefact: a bodily substance or body shape that is given meaning by complex and shifting systems of ideas, practices, emotions, material objects and interpersonal relationships.

Food Politics as a fairly deep study of the politics of the food industry in the Unite States. The book can best be catagorized as text book caliber in both look and feel.

Despite the in depth research, the author, Marion Nestle (no relation to the food corporation), does her best to make the information accesabile and understandable to both /5. Create an account or log into Facebook. Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.

Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America's Obesity Epidemic J. Eric Oliver, Author Oxford University Press $28 (p) ISBN. As Paul Campos notes in his excellent book, the idea that we can permanently reduce our weight through diet and/or exercise is one that has been experimentally tested about million times over.

A Review about Fat And Politics: Suing Fast Food Companies We are looking at Fat and Politics on the issue of suing companies which is actually a book review by Michael Stephen.

It is very obvious that fast food outlets have done good for customers by providing foods for them at their convenience and also very fast.Fighting against fat. Whilst the study was underway, Keys also spent time on other projects, including a book he wrote with his wife Margaret, entitled ‘Eat Well and Stay Well’ that was published in The book soon became a best seller and laid out the clear message that saturated fat leads to high cholesterol which leads to heart disease.

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