|Forlag||Taylor and Francis|
|Emne||Anthropology; Cultural studies; Diseases & disorders; Family & health|
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Om Social Aspects of Obesity
This collection of essays examines obesity not as an objective medical or psychological problem, but as a subjective social and cultural phenomenon. The contributors take a cross-cultural perspective, examining both the negative casting of obesity in developed countries and the traditional view of obesity as a positive characteristic in subsistence societies which is threatened by the dominance of Western culture.