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Weighing In Julie Guthman

Weighing In By Julie Guthman

Weighing In by Julie Guthman


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Takes on the 'obesity epidemic,' challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. This title examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent 'obesity' are sensible, efficacious, or ethical.

Weighing In Summary

Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism by Julie Guthman

Weighing In takes on the 'obesity epidemic,' challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent obesity are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. She also focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand why we produce cheap, over-processed food, as well as why we eat it. Guthman takes issue with the currently touted remedy to obesity - promoting food that is local, organic, and farm fresh. While such fare may be tastier and grown in more ecologically sustainable ways, this approach can also reinforce class and race inequalities and neglect other possible explanations for the rise in obesity, including environmental toxins. Arguing that ours is a political economy of bulimia - one that promotes consumption while also insisting upon thinness - Guthman offers a complex analysis of our entire economic system.

Weighing In Reviews

Weighing In is the book that fat studies and critical geographers of fat have been waiting for. -- Deborah McPhail, University of Manitoba Social & Cultural Geography Guthman usefully challenges healthism in obesity research and food movements where consumption eclipses production. -- Lee F. Monaghan Sociology Of Health & Illness

About Julie Guthman

Julie Guthman is Professor of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Agrarian Dreams? The Paradox of Organic Farming in California (UC Press)

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GOR011568021
9780520266254
0520266250
Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism by Julie Guthman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
20111105
248
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