Social Aspects of Obesity

Social Aspects of Obesity

by Igor and Pollock De Garine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 2884491864

ISBN-13: 9782884491860

Pub. Date: 10/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782884491860
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
Culture and Ecology of Food and Nutrition Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Cultural Fattening Processes
Part II: Physical and Social Aspects
Part III: Social Phenomenon Associated with Obesity
Epilogue
Physique of Sumo Wrestlers in Relation to Some Cultural Characteristics of Japan
Polynesian Responses to Modernization: Overweight and Obesity in the South Pacific
Fertility and Fat: The Annang Fattening Room
Social Fattening Patterns in the Pacific: The Positive Side of Obesity—A Nauru Case Study
Taste, Food Regimes and Fatness: A Study in Social Stratification
Vegetarianism and Fatness: An Undervalued Perception of the Body
Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of Human Obesity
Obesity and Physical Fitness: An Age-Dependent Functional and Social Handicap
Educational Attainment, Stress Hormones, Body Fat and Health: A Sociocultural Neuroendocrine Pathway
Changing Food Consumption and Body Image Among Malays
Activity Level and Obesity Among Samoans
Evaluation of Fatness in Traditional Japanese Society

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