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Author Boswell, John, author
Title The real war on obesity : contesting knowledge and meaning in a public health crisis / by John Boswell
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in science, knowledge and policy
Palgrave studies in science, knowledge and policy
Note Chapter 1. Introducing the real 'war on obesity' -- Part I. Problem definition -- Chapter 2. Debating individual agency -- Chapter 3. Defining the scope -- Chapter 4. Disputing the problem -- Part II. Policy engagement -- Chapter 5. Representing knowledge -- Chapter 6. Claiming knowledge -- Chapter 7. Contesting knowledge -- Chapter 8. Transmitting knowledge -- Chapter 9. Conclusion
This book sheds new light on the political battle to define and construct obesity as a policy issue. Through a rich analysis of the debates in Australia and the UK, it develops a nuanced analysis of the competing narratives that actors rely on to make sense of and argue about this issue, and documents how and to what effect they draw on scientific evidence to support their accounts. The real 'war on obesity', it demonstrates, has always been over the meaning and nature of this public health crisis. This insightful work will interest scholars of interpretive policy studies, critical public health and science and technology studies
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Obesity -- Social aspects
Obesity -- Treatment
Medicine & Public Health
Public Health
Public Health
Sociology, general
British Politics
Comparative Politics
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