The Rise of Obesity in Europe: A Twentieth Century Food History

The Rise of Obesity in Europe: A Twentieth Century Food History

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The Rise of Obesity in Europe: A Twentieth Century Food History by Virginie Amilien, Derek J Oddy, Peter J Atkins

Twentieth century Europe went through a dramatic transition from low income populations experiencing hunger and nutritionally inadequate diets, to the recent era of over-consumption and growing numbers of overweight and obese people. By examining the trends in food history from case studies across Europe, this book offers a historical context to explain how and why this transition has occurred and what we can learn in order to try and address the vitally important issues arising from obesity in contemporary Europe.

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ISBN-13: 9781409488330
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Professor Derek J. Oddy is Professor Emeritus at the University of Westminster, UK. Professor Peter J. Atkins is Professor of Geography at Durham University, UK. Dr Virginie Amilien is a Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) in Oslo, Norway

Derek J. Oddy, Peter J. Atkins, Josef Nussbaumer, Andreas Exenberger, Tatiana Voronina, Maja Godina Golija, Hans Jürgen Teuteberg, Gloria Sanz Lafuente, Gun Roos, Alain Drouard, Unni Kjærnes, Runar Døving, Jürgen Schmidt, Julia Csergo, Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Martin Franc, Ulrike Thoms.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction, Derek J. Oddy and Peter J. Atkins; Part 1 Trends in Food Consumption and Consumer Choice: Century of hunger, century of plenty: how abundance arrived in Alpine valleys, Josef Nussbaumer and Andreas Exenberger; From Soviet cuisine to Kremlin diet: changes in consumption and lifestyle in 20th-century Russia, Tatiana Voronina; Slovene food consumption in the 20th century – from self-sufficiency to mass consumerism, Maja Godina Golija; The stop-go era: restoring food choice in Britain after World War II, Derek J. Oddy. Part 2 Industrial and Commercial Influences on Food Consumption: How food products gained an individual 'face': trademarks as a medium of advertising in the growing modern market economy in Germany, Hans Jürgen Teuteberg; Labelling standard information and food consumption in historical perspective: an overview of state regulation in Spain 1931–1975, Gloria Sanz Lafuente; Food labelling for health in the light of Norwegian nutrition policy, Gun Roos; Sugar production and consumption in France in the 20th century, Alain Drouard; Controlling fat and sugar in the Norwegian welfare state, Unni Kjærnes and Runar Døving. Part 3 Social and Medical Influences: Diet, body types, inequality and gender: discourses on 'proper nutrition' in German magazines and newspapers (c.1930–2000), Jürgen Schmidt; Food consumption and risk of obesity: the medical discourse in France 1850–1930, Julia Csergo; Slimming through the Depression: obesity and reducing in interwar Britain, Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska; Socialism and the overweight nation: questions of ideology, science and obesity in Czechoslovakia, 1950–70, Martin Franc; Separated, but sharing a health problem: obesity in East and West Germany, 1945–1989, Ulrike Thoms; Conclusion, Derek J. Oddy and Peter J. Atkins; Index.

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