Social Aspects of Obesity

Social Aspects of Obesity

by Igor De Garine, Igor de Garine, Nancy J. Pollock
     
 

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This collection of essays examines obesity not as an objective medical or psychological problem, but as a subjective social and cultural phenomenon. The contributors take a cross-cultural perspective, examining both the negative casting of obesity in developed countries and the traditional view of obesity as a positive characteristic in subsistence

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This collection of essays examines obesity not as an objective medical or psychological problem, but as a subjective social and cultural phenomenon. The contributors take a cross-cultural perspective, examining both the negative casting of obesity in developed countries and the traditional view of obesity as a positive characteristic in subsistence societies which is threatened by the dominance of Western culture.

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ISBN-13:
9782884491853
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Series:
Culture and Ecology of Food and Nutrition Ser.
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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