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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilman, Sander L
Dewey number
  • 306.4613
  • 362.196
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RC628
  • HM636
LC item number
  • G535 2008
  • .G54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WD 210
NLM item number
G487fa 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • History, 20th Century
  • Human Body
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Social Perception
Label
Fat : a cultural history of obesity, Sander L. Gilman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-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
258104034
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780745644417
Isbn Type
(pb)
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 [175]-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
258104034
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780745644417
Isbn Type
(pb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)258104034

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