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Fat politics the real story behind America"s obesity epidemic by J. Eric Oliver

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Obesity -- United States,
  • Obesity -- United States,
  • Health -- United States,
  • Health Policy -- United States,
  • Prejudice -- United States,
  • Social Perception -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJ. Eric Oliver.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA645.O23 O45 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3399218M
ISBN 100195169360
ISBN 109780195169362
LC Control Number2005012983

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"In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver examines America's ongoing search for weapons of body mass destruction and reveals that the emperors of the current fat hysteria aren't wearing any clothes. This is an essential book for understanding the leading moral panic of our time."--Paul Campos, Professor of Law, University of Colorado, and author of The /5(25). Fat Politics The Real Story behind America's Obesity Epidemic J. Eric Oliver. In reviewing the scientific evidence, Oliver shows there is little proof that obesity causes so much disease and death or that losing weight is what makes people healthier. In Fat Politics, J. Eric Oliver shows how a handful of doctors, government bureaucrats, and health researchers, with financial backing from the drug and weight-loss industries, have campaigned to create standards that mislead the public. They mislabel more than sixty million Americans as "overweight," inflate the health risks of being fat, and. FAT POLITICS The Real Story Behind America’s Obesity Epidemic Indeed, my initial plan for this book was to look at why we were gaining so much weight rates, a “fat virus,” or any of the other theories that are often used to explaining our rising weights. Rather, America’s obesity epidemic originates in far less conspicuous Size: KB.

(Fat Politics, p. ) Environment and, I might add, dieting history also interact with metabolic processes to affect health. See Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D.'s book Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health for more on how weight loss . OVERALL RATING Very good. STRENGTHS Identifies the economic and social forces driving the propagation of an obesity epidemic myth in spite of evidence suggesting that body weight, per se, is not a major predictor or indicator of the disease. WEAKNESSES Fails to consider that material living conditions are the primary determinants of both disease and excessive weight among Author: Dennis Raphael. Fat politics: the real story behind America's obesity epidemic User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. It's not obesity, but the panic over obesity, that's the real health problem, argues this scintillating contrarian study of the evergreen subject of American gluttony and sloth.4/5(1).   In the war on fat, fat isn’t just winning, it’s crushing the opposition. A new study reports that in the course of a lifetime, 9 out of 10 men .

  With contributions from the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia, this book offers alternative critical perspectives on this alleged public health crisis which were, in part, developed through an Economic and Social Research Council seminar series on Fat Studies and Health at Every Size (HAES).Cited by: Fat Mike founded the website in in an effort to mobilize the punk community to vote George W. Bush out of office in that year's presidential election. He had never been very active in politics before then, admitting that he never even voted until User Review - Flag as inappropriate This book talks about fat hatred and how fat acceptance and fat activism are the appropriate response. Contrary to the title, the fat people interviewed do not seem to be proud, and nor does fat acceptance seem in any way cohesive. As a result of this, the only politics presented are the schisms in fat political movements (not the poltics that /5(2). "In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver examines America's ongoing search for weapons of body mass destruction and reveals that the emperors of the current fat hysteria aren't wearing any clothes. This is an essential book for understanding the leading moral panic of our time.".