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Introduction

Avner Offer

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Obesity, which is rising in affluent societies, is bad for health, expensive to treat and stigmatising. Its prevalence is higher in market-liberal societies than in those with a more extensive ... More


Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey, and Stanley Ulijaszek (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The problem of obesity is of increasing national and international importance. This book, which provides a solid foundation for the social interpretation of obesity, assessing the role of ... More


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