This collection of essays examines obesity not as an qobjectiveq medical or psychological problem, but as a qsubjectiveq social and cultural phenomenon. The contributors take a cross-cultural perspective, examining both the negative casting of obesity in developed countries and the traditional view of obesity as a positive characteristic in subsistence societies which is threatened by the dominance of Western culture.This collection of essays examines obesity not as an aquot;objectiveaquot; medical or psychological problem, but as a aquot;subjectiveaquot; social and cultural phenomenon.
|Title||:||Social Aspects of Obesity|
|Author||:||I. de Garine|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 1995|