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Title:
Interpreting weight : the social management of fatness and thinness
Author:
Sobal, Jeffery, 1950-
Publication Information:
New York : Aldine de Gruyter, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Social management of fatness and thinness / Adoption and management of a "fat" identity / Identity management among overweight women: narratve resistance to stigma / Fighting back: reactions and resistance to the stigma of obesity / From "dieting" to "healthy eating": an exploration of shifting constructions of eating for weight control / Medical discourse on body image: reconceptualizing the differences between women with and without eating disorders / Weight and weddings: the social construction of beautiful brides / Let go and let God: religion and the politics of surrender in Overeaters Anonymous / Fat world/thin world: "fat busters, " "equivocators, " "fat boosters, " and the social construction of obesity / Creating "uniformity": the construction of bodies in women's collegiate cross country / Pounds of flesh: weight, gender, and body images / Re-evaluating the weight-centered approach toward health: the need for a paradigm shift
Reading Level:
1240 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780202305776

9780202305783
Format :
Book