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Fat Planet - Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,015
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Fat Planet - Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital (Paperback): Eileen P. Anderson-Fye, Alexandra Brewis

Fat Planet - Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital (Paperback)

Eileen P. Anderson-Fye, Alexandra Brewis

Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series

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The average size of human bodies all over the world has been steadily rising over recent decades. The total count of people clinically labeled "obese" is now at least three times what it was in 1980. Fat Planet represents a collaborative effort to consider at a global scale what fat stigma is and what it does to people. Making use of an array of social science perspectives applied in multiple settings, the authors examine the interplay of weight, wealth, history, culture, and meaning to fat and its social rejection. They explore the notion of symbolic body capital-the power of non-fat bodies to do what people need or want. In so doing, they illustrate the complex and quickly shifting dynamics in thinking about fat-often considered personal yet powerfully influenced by and influential upon the broader world in which we live.

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Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Release date: March 2017
Editors: Eileen P. Anderson-Fye • Alexandra Brewis
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-8263-5800-4
Categories: Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Specific disorders & therapies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
LSN: 0-8263-5800-4
Barcode: 9780826358004

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