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The Resource What's wrong with fat?, Abigail C. Saguy

What's wrong with fat?, Abigail C. Saguy

Label
What's wrong with fat?
Title
What's wrong with fat?
Statement of responsibility
Abigail C. Saguy
Title variation
What is wrong with fat?
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Abigail Saguy argues that these fraught and frantic debates obscure a more important question: How has fatness come to be understood as a public health crisis at all? Why, she asks, has the view of 'fat' as a problem-a symptom of immorality, a medical pathology, a public health epidemic-come to dominate more positive framings of weight-as consistent with health, beauty, or a legitimate rights claim-in public discourse? Why are heavy individuals singled out for blame? And what are the consequences of understanding weight in these ways? What's Wrong with Fat? presents each of the various ways in which fat is understood in America today, examining the implications of understanding fatness as a health risk, disease, and epidemic, and revealing why we've come to understand the issue in these terms, despite considerable scientific uncertainty and debate. Saguy shows how debates over the relationship between body size and health risk take place within a larger, though often invisible, contest over whether we should understand fatness as obesity at all. Moreover, she reveals that public discussions of the "obesity crisis" do more harm than good, leading to bullying, weight-based discrimination, and misdiagnoses." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saguy, Abigail Cope
Dewey number
616.3/98
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.O23
LC item number
S24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 B-299
  • WD 210
  • WD 210
NLM item number
S129 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Body Image
  • Women
  • Obesity
Label
What's wrong with fat?, Abigail C. Saguy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-248) 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.
Contents
Problem frames -- Blame frames -- Fashioning frames -- Frames' effects
Control code
794367176
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780199857081
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012019331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794367176
Label
What's wrong with fat?, Abigail C. Saguy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-248) 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.
Contents
Problem frames -- Blame frames -- Fashioning frames -- Frames' effects
Control code
794367176
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780199857081
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012019331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794367176

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