The Resource Weighing In : Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, Julie Guthman

Weighing In : Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, Julie Guthman

Label
Weighing In : Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism
Title
Weighing In
Title remainder
Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Julie Guthman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weighing In takes on the "obesity epidemic," challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent "obesity" are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. She also focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand why we produce cheap, over-processed food, as well as why we eat it. Guthman takes issue with the currently touted remedy to obesity--promoting food that is local, organic, and farm fresh. While such fare may be tastier and grown in more ecologically sustainable ways, this approach can also reinforce class and race inequalities and neglect other possible explanations for the rise in obesity, including environmental toxins. Arguing that ours is a political economy of bulimia--one that promotes consumption while also insisting upon thinness--Guthman offers a complex analysis of our entire economic system
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 362.196/398
  • 362.196398
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RA645.O23
  • RA645.O23 G88 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California studies in food and culture
Series volume
32
Label
Weighing In : Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, Julie Guthman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: What's the Problem? -- 2. How Do We Know Obesity Is a Problem? -- 3. Whose Problem Is Obesity? -- 4. Does Your Neighborhood Make You Fat? -- 5. Does Eating (Too Much) Make You Fat? -- 6. Does Farm Policy Make You Fat? -- 7. Will Fresh, Local, Organic Food Make You Thin? -- 8. What's Capitalism Got to Do with It? -- 9. Conclusion: What's on the Menu?
Control code
ocn756485067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283291828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613291820
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  • 22573/cttt3546
  • df311c58-a37e-444f-8723-40f6938dca25
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35508097
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756485067
  • pebcs0520266242

Library Locations

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