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Routledge Handbook of Critical Obesity Studies

Edited by: Michael Gard , Darren Powell , José Tenorio

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367362447
eBook ISBN: 9780429344824
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429344824
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Obesity Studies is an authoritative and challenging guide to the breadth and depth of critical thinking and theory on obesity. Rather than focusing on obesity as a public health crisis to be solved, this reference work offers divergent and radical strategies alongside biomedical and positivist discourses.

Comprised of thirty nine original chapters from internationally recognised academics, as well as emerging scholars, the Handbook engages students, academics, researchers and practitioners in contemporary critical scholarship on obesity; encourages engagement of social science and related disciplines in critical thinking and theorising on obesity; enhances critical theoretical and methodological work in the area, highlighting potential gaps as well as strengths; relates critical scholarship to new and evolving areas of obesity-related practices, policies and research.?

This multidisciplinary and international collection is designed for a broad audience of academics, researchers, students and practitioners within the social and health sciences, including sociology, obesity science, public health, medicine, sports studies, fat studies, psychology, nutrition science, education and disability studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The worlds of critical obesity studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  2 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  How body size became a disease Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Obesity in transition Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Obesity in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Middle-aged businessman and social progress Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Crisis revisited Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Devil Pray Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Not the Medicine Needed? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  New materialist enactments Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Doing fat with post-developmental pedagogies Download PDF
Chapter  12:  A personal reflection on editing Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sweetening the “war on obesity” Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Obesity and its cures as socio-ecological fixes for agro-food capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Encountering ‘healthy’ food in Mexican schools Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Navigating the ‘norm’ in food experiences and healthy lifestyles of Chinese international students in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  School food in Australia – a dog's breakfast? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Obesity and the proper meal at workplace Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Junk food marketing, childhood obesity, and the production of (un)certainty Download PDF
Chapter  20:  (Re)defining language Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Skinny selves in a fat-obsessed world Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The ubiquity of the experience of being “too fat” Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A mother of a problem Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Fighting fat in families? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Goldilocks Days Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Fat activism and physical activity Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Wayfinding obesity within the VA' of critical beauty Download PDF
Chapter  28:  News reporting on the “obesity epidemic” and how it worsens weight-based stigma Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The spectacle of obesity in reality makeover shows in Chile  Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The rise of the carnivore diet and the fetishizing of indigenous foodways Download PDF
Chapter  31:  A study of an anti-obesity, anti-obesity campaign Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Evidence as a fig leaf Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The metabolic rift between culture and liberalism in obesity interventions and policy Download PDF
Chapter  34:  A matter of weight? Anti-obesity strategies in Spain Download PDF
Chapter  35:  New language, old assumptions Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The ethics of obesity policy Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Frameworks and ideologies for fat non-discrimination rights Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Changing attitudes Download PDF
Chapter  39:  A critique of obesity as a category of malnutrition in all its forms Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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