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The Resource Obesity : cultural and biocultural perspectives, Alexandra A. Brewis

Obesity : cultural and biocultural perspectives, Alexandra A. Brewis

Label
Obesity : cultural and biocultural perspectives
Title
Obesity
Title remainder
cultural and biocultural perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra A. Brewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a world filled with more people who are overweight than underweight, public health and medical perspectives paint obesity as a catastrophic epidemic that threatens to overwhelm health systems and undermine life expectancies globally. In many societies, being obese creates profound personal suffering because it is so culturally stigmatized. yet despite loud messages about the health and social costs of obesity, weight gain is a seemingly universal aspect of the modern human condition. Grounded in a holistic anthropological approach and using a range of ethnographic and ecological case studies, 'Obesity' shows that the human tendency to become and stay fat makes perfect sense in terms of evolved human inclinations and the physical and social realities of modern life. Drawing on her own fieldwork in the rural United States, Mexico, and the Pacific Islands, the author addresses such critical questions as why obesity is defined as a problem and why some groups are more at risk than others. She suggests innovative ways in which anthropology and other social sciences can use community-based research to address the serious public health and social justice concerns provoked by the global spread of obesity"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brewis, Alexandra
Dewey number
362.196/398
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC628
LC item number
.B657 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WD 210
Series statement
Studies in medical anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Medical anthropology
  • Obesity
  • Body Image
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Health Behavior
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Medical anthropology
  • Obesity
Label
Obesity : cultural and biocultural perspectives, Alexandra A. Brewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the problem with obesity -- Defining obesity -- Obesity and human adaptation -- The distribution of risk -- Culture and body ideals -- Big-body symbolism, meanings, and norms -- Conclusion: the big picture -- Appendix A: Global rates of overweight and obesity -- Appendix B: Body mass index tables -- Appendix C: Tools for the comparative study of body image -- Appendix D: Using cultural consensus analysis to understand obesity norms
Control code
778339953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813552385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
99948487778
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jz00z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778339953
Label
Obesity : cultural and biocultural perspectives, Alexandra A. Brewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the problem with obesity -- Defining obesity -- Obesity and human adaptation -- The distribution of risk -- Culture and body ideals -- Big-body symbolism, meanings, and norms -- Conclusion: the big picture -- Appendix A: Global rates of overweight and obesity -- Appendix B: Body mass index tables -- Appendix C: Tools for the comparative study of body image -- Appendix D: Using cultural consensus analysis to understand obesity norms
Control code
778339953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813552385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
99948487778
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jz00z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778339953

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