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The Resource Killer fat : media, medicine, and morals in the American "obesity epidemic", Natalie Boero

Killer fat : media, medicine, and morals in the American "obesity epidemic", Natalie Boero

Label
Killer fat : media, medicine, and morals in the American "obesity epidemic"
Title
Killer fat
Title remainder
media, medicine, and morals in the American "obesity epidemic"
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Boero
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Killer Fat examines how and why obesity emerged as a major public health concern and national obsession in recent years. Using primary sources and in-depth interviews, Boero enters the world of bariatric surgeries, Weight Watchers, and Overeaters Anonymous to show how common expectations of what bodies are supposed to look like help to determine what sorts of interventions and policies are considered urgent in containing this new kind of disease
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boero, Natalie
Dewey number
369.196/398
Index
index present
LC call number
RC552.O25
LC item number
B64 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WD 210
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Health in mass media
  • Body image
  • Obesity
  • Body Image
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Body image
  • Health in mass media
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • United States
Label
Killer fat : media, medicine, and morals in the American "obesity epidemic", Natalie Boero
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Obesity as a "leading health indicator": public health, moral entrepreneurs, and a confluence of interests -- All the news that's fat to print: the American "obesity epidemic" and the media -- Normative pathology and unique disease: Weight Watchers, Overeaters Anonymous, and behavioral treatments for the obesity epidemic -- Bypassing blame: bariatric surgery, normative femininity, and the case of biomedical failure -- Conclusion: health at every size or thin at any price?
Control code
814694084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813553726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 400031
  • 22573/ctt4jtj9t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814694084
Label
Killer fat : media, medicine, and morals in the American "obesity epidemic", Natalie Boero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Obesity as a "leading health indicator": public health, moral entrepreneurs, and a confluence of interests -- All the news that's fat to print: the American "obesity epidemic" and the media -- Normative pathology and unique disease: Weight Watchers, Overeaters Anonymous, and behavioral treatments for the obesity epidemic -- Bypassing blame: bariatric surgery, normative femininity, and the case of biomedical failure -- Conclusion: health at every size or thin at any price?
Control code
814694084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813553726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 400031
  • 22573/ctt4jtj9t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814694084

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