This collection of essays examines obesity not as an objective medical or psychological problem, but as a subjective 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.
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Book Description Routledge, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Previous owner's name marked out on front endpaper, else fine. No jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 214915