From fatness to badness: the modern morality of obesity.

@article{Grnning2013FromFT,
  title={From fatness to badness: the modern morality of obesity.},
  author={Ingeborg Gr{\o}nning and Graham Scambler and Aksel Tjora},
  journal={Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          266-83
        }
}
Obesity (or being overweight) is now considered a by-product of membership of developed societies. Moreover, it is considered a growing 'global' health problem. This article reports on a small qualitative study of adults who fell into one or other of these categories in Norway in 2010, and who have been faced with decisions about lifestyle versus surgical remedies. This decision making is contextualized and the principal criteria examined. Embodiment, bodywork, self- and social identity, stigma… CONTINUE READING

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