Defining and defending 'unhealthy' practices: a discourse analysis of chocolate 'addicts" accounts.

Abstract

Contemporary ideals of health and nutrition conspire to render the consumption of chocolate and similar snacks problematic. Individuals who self-define as 'chocoholics' therefore present an ideal opportunity to investigate how ostensibly unhealthy acts are defined, defended and maintained within a health-conscious climate. This article reports on an… (More)

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