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Fat [electronic resource]: A Cultural History of Obesity

Gilman, Sander L
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Language
English
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Virtual Library of Virginia EBL DDA purchased title
ISBN
9780745675282, 074567528X
Summary
The modern world is faced with a terrifying new 'disease', that of 'obesity'. As people get fatter, we have come to see excess weight as unhealthy, morally repugnant and socially damaging. Fat it seems has long been a national problem and each age, culture and tradition have all defined a point beyond which excess weight is unacceptable, ugly or corrupting. This fascinating new book by Sander Gilman looks at the interweaving of fact and fiction about obesity, tracing public concern from the mid-nineteenth century to the modern day. He looks critically at the source of our anxieties, covering.
Contents
Cover; copyright; contents; introduction some weighty thoughts on dieting and epidemics; 1 epidemic obesity; 2 childhood obesity; 3 the stigma of obesity; 4 obesity as an ethnic problem; 5 regions of fat; 6 chinese obesity; conclusion 'globesity' and its odd history; notes; further reading; index.
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1 online resource (250 pages)
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