Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic': Governing Bodies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-11
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Biopolitics and the #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;Obesity Epidemic#xE2;#xAC;"is the first edited collection of critical perspectives on the 'obesity epidemic.' The volume provides a comprehensive discussion of current issues in the critical analysis of health, obesity and society, and the impact of obesity discourses on different individuals, social groups and institutions. Contributors from the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia provide original, accessible, and engaging chapters on issues such as the effects on individuals, families, youths and schools. The timely contributions offered by Biopolitics and the #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;Obesity Epidemic#xE2;#xAC;"to this highly topical area will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including teachers, education professionals, community health and allied professionals, and academics in areas such as education, health, youth studies, social work and psychology.

Table of Contents

Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic'
Biopower, Biopedagogies and the Obesity Epidemicp. 1
Theorizing Biopedagogiesp. 15
Friends, Enemies and the Cultural Politics of Critical Obesity Researchp. 31
Bio-Citizenship: Virtue Discourses and the Birth of the Bio-Citizenp. 45
Doctor's Orders: Diagnosis, Medical Authority and the Exploitation of the Fat Bodyp. 60
Marked as 'Pathological': 'Fat' Bodies as Virtual Confessorsp. 78
Governing Young People: Schools, Families and the 'Obesity Epidemic'
An Impossible Task?: Preventing Disordered Eating in the Context of the Current Obesity Panicp. 93
Governing Healthy Family Lifestyles through Discourses of Risk and Responsibilityp. 108
Pedagogizing Families through Obesity Discoursep. 127
Canadian Youth's Discursive Constructions of Health in the Context of Obesity Discoursep. 141
Performative Health in Schools: Welfare Policy, Neoliberalism and Social Regulation?p. 157
Disgusting Pedagogiesp. 172
The Rise of the Corporate Curriculum: Fatness, Fitness, and Whitenessp. 183
Biopedagogies and Beyondp. 199
Contributorsp. 209
Indexp. 213
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