• Title : Weighing In

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  • ISBN: 0520266250

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 248 pages


Weighing In Description

Weighing In takes on the obesity epidemic, challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent obesity are sensible, efficacious, or ethical She also focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand why we produce cheap, over processed food, as well as why we eat it Guthman takes issue with the currently touted remedy to obesity promoting food that is local, organic, and farm fresh While such fare may be tastier and grown in ecologically sustainable ways, this approach can also reinforce class and race inequalities and neglect other possible explanations for the rise in obesity, including environmental toxins Arguing that ours is a political economy of bulimia one that promotes consumption while also insisting upon thinness Guthman offers a complex analysis of our entire economic system..



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Author:Julie Guthman
ISBN :0520266250
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Description: Weighing In takes on the obesity epidemic, challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to

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