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The Resource Fat : a cultural history of obesity, Sander L. Gilman

Fat : a cultural history of obesity, Sander L. Gilman

Label
Fat : a cultural history of obesity
Title
Fat
Title remainder
a cultural history of obesity
Statement of responsibility
Sander L. Gilman
Title variation
Cultural history of obesity
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book looks at the interweaving of fact and fiction relating to obesity, tracing public concern from the mid-nineteenth century to the modern day. It looks critically at the source of our anxieties, covering issues such as childhood obesity, the production of food, media coverage of the subject, and the emergence of obesity in modern China. Written as a cultural history, the book is particularly concerned with the cultural meanings that have been attached to obesity over time and explores the implications of these meanings for wider society. The history of these debates is the history of fat in culture, from nineteenth-century opera to our global dieting obsession. Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity is a vivid and absorbing cultural guide to one of the most important topics in modern society.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilman, Sander L
Dewey number
306.4613
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • History, 20th Century
  • Human body
  • Social perception
Label
Fat : a cultural history of obesity, Sander L. Gilman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-223) 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
  • Introduction : some
  • weighty thoughts on dieting and epidemics -- Epidemic obesity -- Childhood obesity -- The stigma of obesity -- Obesity as an ethnic problem -- Regions of fat -- Chinese obesity -- Conclusion : "globesity" and its odd history
Control code
FIEB16694855
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780745644417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)258104034
Label
Fat : a cultural history of obesity, Sander L. Gilman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-223) 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
  • Introduction : some
  • weighty thoughts on dieting and epidemics -- Epidemic obesity -- Childhood obesity -- The stigma of obesity -- Obesity as an ethnic problem -- Regions of fat -- Chinese obesity -- Conclusion : "globesity" and its odd history
Control code
FIEB16694855
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780745644417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)258104034

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