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A Bun in the OvenHow the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization$
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Barbara Katz Rothman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479855308

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479855308.001.0001

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The Risky Business of Life

The Risky Business of Life

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(p.139) 9 The Risky Business of Life
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A Bun in the Oven
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Barbara Katz Rothman

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479855308.003.0009

This chapter explores the relationship between “risk society” and both the food and the birth movements. The risks of industrialized food, the obesity epidemic, food-borne illnesses, and the image of the ever-endangered fetus have driven a new approach to both food and birth as problems in “risk management.” The limitations of population and actuarial approaches to the complex problems of food and birth are addressed.

Keywords:   risk society, risk management, obesity, fetus

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