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The Resource The weight of obesity : hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala, Emily Yates-Doerr

The weight of obesity : hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala, Emily Yates-Doerr

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The weight of obesity : hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala
Title
The weight of obesity
Title remainder
hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
Emily Yates-Doerr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A woman with hypertension refuses vegetables. A man with diabetes adds iron-fortified sugar to his coffee. As death rates from heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes in Latin America escalate, global health interventions increasingly emphasize nutrition, exercise, and weight loss-but much goes awry as ideas move from policy boardrooms and clinics into everyday life. Based on years of intensive fieldwork, The Weight of Obesity offers poignant stories of how obesity is lived and experienced by Guatemalans who have recently found their diets-and their bodies-radically transformed. Anthropologist Emily Yates-Doerr challenges the widespread view that health can be measured in calories and pounds, offering an innovative understanding of what it means to be healthy in postcolonial Latin America. Through vivid descriptions of how people reject global standards and embrace fatness as desirable, this book interferes with contemporary biomedicine, adding depth to how we theorize structural violence. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about the politics of healthy eating
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N$T
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1978-
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Yates-Doerr, Emily
Dewey number
394.1/2097281
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TX360.G9
LC item number
Y38 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 C-414
  • WD 210
Series statement
California studies in food and culture
Series volume
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diet
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Food consumption
  • Food habits
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Obesity
  • Guatemala
  • Ernährung
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE/Customs & Traditions
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE /Agriculture & Food
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Diet
  • Food consumption
  • Food habits
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Guatemala
  • Ernährungsgewohnheit
  • Ernährungskrankheit
  • Fettsucht
  • Übergewicht
  • Kultur
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Guatemala
  • Matvanor
  • Övervikt
Label
The weight of obesity : hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala, Emily Yates-Doerr
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the richness of eating -- Disease of modernities -- Nutritional black-boxing -- Care of the social -- Contemporary body counts -- Bodies in balance -- Many values of health -- Conclusion : the opposite of obesity : re-forming the body in global health
Control code
918941471
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520961906
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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22573/ctt19691qj
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918941471
Label
The weight of obesity : hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala, Emily Yates-Doerr
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the richness of eating -- Disease of modernities -- Nutritional black-boxing -- Care of the social -- Contemporary body counts -- Bodies in balance -- Many values of health -- Conclusion : the opposite of obesity : re-forming the body in global health
Control code
918941471
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520961906
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19691qj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918941471

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