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Author Brewis, Alexandra A., 1965-

Title Obesity : cultural and biocultural perspectives / Alexandra A. Brewis

Publ Info New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2011]
 CCE Main Collection  RC628 .B657 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  RC628 .B657 2011    AVAILABLE  Cupola Society-Raymond N. Menard '57
 Wheaton Stacks  RC628 .B657 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Studies in medical anthropology
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-200) and index
Contents The problem with obesity -- Defining obesity -- Obesity and human adaptation -- The distribution of risk -- Culture and body ideals -- Big-body symbolism, meanings, and norms -- The big picture
LC subject Obesity -- Social aspects
Medical anthropology
Mesh Subject Obesity
Body Image
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Health Behavior
ISBN 9780813548906 (alk. paper)
081354890X (alk. paper)
9780813548913 (pbk.)
0813548918 (pbk.)