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The Resource Weighty issues : fatness and thinness as social problems, Jeffery Sobal and Donna Maurer, editors

Weighty issues : fatness and thinness as social problems, Jeffery Sobal and Donna Maurer, editors

Label
Weighty issues : fatness and thinness as social problems
Title
Weighty issues
Title remainder
fatness and thinness as social problems
Statement of responsibility
Jeffery Sobal and Donna Maurer, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many people consider their weight to be a personal problem: when, then, does body weight become a social problem?" "The chapters in this volume offer several perspectives that can be used to understand the way society deals with fatness and thinness. The contributors consider historical foundations, medical models, gendered dimensions, institutional components, and collective perspectives. These different perspectives illustrate the multifaceted nature of obesity and eating disorders, providing examples of how a variety of social groups construct weight as a social problem."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.4/61
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.O23
LC item number
W45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sobal, Jeffery
  • Maurer, Donna
Series statement
Social problems and social issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Food
  • Nutrition
Label
Weighty issues : fatness and thinness as social problems, Jeffery Sobal and Donna Maurer, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40715628
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780202305806
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99013616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Weighty issues : fatness and thinness as social problems, Jeffery Sobal and Donna Maurer, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40715628
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780202305806
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99013616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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