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What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Abigail Saguy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic—a “battle of the bulge” of not just national, but global proportions—that requires drastic and immediate action. Experts in the media, ... More


Blame Frames

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the main ways in which blame and responsibility for a perceived obesity epidemic are typically framed, including as resulting from bad individual choices, sociocultural factors, ... More


Fashioning Frames

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Drawing on two different paired samples of scientific studies of obesity and news reporting on those studies, this chapter examines the respective roles played by scientific research and the news ... More


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