Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic': Governing Bodies

1st Edition

Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood

Routledge
Published December 10, 2012
Reference - 224 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415540940 - CAT# Y137880
Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

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Summary

Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ is the first edited collection of critical perspectives on the 'obesity epidemic.' The volume provides a comprehensive discussion of current issues in the critical analysis of health, obesity and society, and the impact of obesity discourses on different individuals, social groups and institutions. Contributors from the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia provide original, accessible, and engaging chapters on issues such as the effects on individuals, families, youths and schools. The timely contributions offered by Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ to this highly topical area will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including teachers, education professionals, community health and allied professionals, and academics in areas such as education, health, youth studies, social work and psychology.

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