Being ‘thick’ indicates you are eating, you are healthy and you have an attractive body shape: Perspectives on fatness and food choice amongst Black and White men and women in Canada

@inproceedings{RistovskiSlijepcevic2010BeingI,
  title={Being ‘thick’ indicates you are eating, you are healthy and you have an attractive body shape: Perspectives on fatness and food choice amongst Black and White men and women in Canada},
  author={Svetlana Ristovski-Slijepcevic and Kirsten Bell and Gwen E. Chapman and Brenda L. Beagan},
  year={2010}
}
AbstractDespite recent critiques of contemporary obesity discourses that link ‘modern Western lifestyles’ to an ‘obesity epidemic’, the population’s weight remains a central concern of current dietary guidelines. Food choices that are considered beneficial to maintaining a certain weight are understood to play a key role in one’s health. This concern reflects medico-moral assumptions about the properties of food and what people should eat. However, the impact of obesity discourses on different… CONTINUE READING

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