Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American "Obesity Epidemic"

Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American "Obesity Epidemic"

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Author: Boero, Natalie

Brand: Brand: Rutgers University Press

Edition: 1

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Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 176

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Release Date: 01-09-2012

Details: Product description In the past decade, obesity has emerged as a major public health concern in the United States and abroad. At the federal, state, and local level, policy makers have begun drafting a range of policies to fight a war against fat, including body-mass index (BMI) report cards, ";snack taxes,"; and laws to control how fast food companies market to children. As an epidemic, obesity threatens to weaken the health, economy, and might of the most powerful nation in the world. In Killer Fat, Natalie Boero examines how and why obesity emerged as a major public health concern and national obsession in recent years. Using primary sources and in-depth interviews, Boero enters the world of bariatric surgeries, Weight Watchers, and Overeaters Anonymous to show how common expectations About the Author NATALIE BOERO is an associate professor of sociology at San Jose State University. She is the author of “Bypassing Blame: Bariatric Surgery and the Case of Biomedical Failure” in Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health, and Illness in U.S. Biomedicine and “Fat Kids, Working Moms, and the ‘Epidemic of Obesity’: Race, Class, and Mother-Blame,” in The Fat Studies Reader.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English