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Biopolitics and the 'obesity epidemic' : governing bodies / edited by Jan Wright and Valerie Harwood.

  • Wright, Jan, 1948-
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About this work


New York : Routledge, 2009.

Physical description

vi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Biopower, biopedagogies and the obesity epidemic / Jan Wright -- Theorizing biopedagogies / Valerie Harwood -- Friends, enemies and the cultural politics of critical obesity research / Michael Gard -- Bio-citizenship : virtue discourses and the birth of the bio-citizen / Christine Halse -- Doctor's orders : diagnosis, medical authority and the exploitation of the fat body / Annemarie Jutel -- Marked as 'pathological' : 'fat' bodies as virtual confessors / Samantha Murray -- An impossible task? : preventing disordered eating in the context of the current obesity panic / Natalie Beausoleil -- Governing healthy family lifestyles through discourses of risk and responsibility / Simone Fullagar -- Pedagogizing families through obesity discourse / Lisette Burrows -- Canadian youth's discursive constructions of health in the context of obesity discourse / Geneviève Rail -- Performative health in schools : welfare policy, neoliberalism and social regulation? / Emma Rich and John Evans -- Disgusting pedagogies / Deana Leahy -- The rise of the corporate curriculum : fatness, fitness, and whiteness / Laura Azzarito -- Biopedagogies and beyond / Valerie Walkerdine.


  • English

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    Medical Collection WD210 2009B61


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  • 9780415991889
  • 0415991889