The Resource The Real War on Obesity : Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis, by John Boswell, (electronic resource)

The Real War on Obesity : Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis, by John Boswell, (electronic resource)

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The Real War on Obesity : Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis
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The Real War on Obesity
Title remainder
Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis
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by John Boswell
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eng
Summary
This book sheds new light on the political battle to define and construct obesity as a policy issue. Through a rich analysis of the debates in Australia and the UK, it develops a nuanced analysis of the competing narratives that actors rely on to make sense of and argue about this issue, and documents how and to what effect they draw on scientific evidence to support their accounts. The real 'war on obesity', it demonstrates, has always been over the meaning and nature of this public health crisis. This insightful work will interest scholars of interpretive policy studies, critical public health and science and technology studies
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Boswell, John
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RA1-1270
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non fiction
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Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy
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  • Medicine
  • Comparative politics
  • Great Britain
  • Public health
  • Sociology
  • Medicine & Public Health
  • Public Health
  • Public Health
  • Sociology, general
  • British Politics
  • Comparative Politics
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The Real War on Obesity : Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis, by John Boswell, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Chapter 1. Introducing the real ‘war on obesity’ -- Part I. Problem definition -- Chapter 2. Debating individual agency -- Chapter 3. Defining the scope -- Chapter 4. Disputing the problem -- Part II. Policy engagement -- Chapter 5. Representing knowledge -- Chapter 6. Claiming knowledge -- Chapter 7. Contesting knowledge -- Chapter 8. Transmitting knowledge -- Chapter 9. Conclusion.
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unknown
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XIII, 224 p. 6 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9781137582522
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1057/978-1-137-58252-2
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-137-58252-2
Label
The Real War on Obesity : Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis, by John Boswell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introducing the real ‘war on obesity’ -- Part I. Problem definition -- Chapter 2. Debating individual agency -- Chapter 3. Defining the scope -- Chapter 4. Disputing the problem -- Part II. Policy engagement -- Chapter 5. Representing knowledge -- Chapter 6. Claiming knowledge -- Chapter 7. Contesting knowledge -- Chapter 8. Transmitting knowledge -- Chapter 9. Conclusion.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIII, 224 p. 6 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137582522
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-58252-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-58252-2

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