Social aspects of obesity

Tags: Obesity, Activity Level, Body Images, James R. Bindon, Christine S. Wilson, Overweight and Obesity, SOCIAL PHENOMENA, Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Social Aspects, Carole M. Counihan, Food Consumption, Central Africa, Geoffrey A. Harrison, Social Handicap, Donna L. Leonetti, Human Obesity, William H. Dietz, Social Determinants, Wilfred Y. Fujimoto, Physical Fitness, Stress Hormones, Patricia W. Wahl, Advantages and Disadvantages, Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Content: SOCIAL ASPECTS OF OBESITY Edited by Igor de Garine Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Lasseube, France and Nancy J. Pollock Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand Taylor &. Francis Taylor & Francis Group LONDON AND NEW YORK
CONTENTS Introduction to the Series Preface Introduction I CULTURAL FATTENING PROCESSES 1 Food and Fatness in Calabria Vito Teti, translated by Nicollete S. James 2 Physique of Sumo Wrestlers in Relation to Some Cultural Characteristics of Japan Komei Hattori 3 Sociocultural aspects of the Male Fattening Sessions Among the Massa of Northern Cameroon Igor de Garine 4 Fertility and Fat: The Annang Fattening Room PamelaJ.Brink 5 Social Fattening Patterns in the Pacific: The Positive Side of Obesity - A Nauru case study Nancy J. Pollock 6 Taste, Food Regimens and Fatness: A Study in Social Stratification Anneice H. van Otterloo 7 Vegetarianism and Fatness: An Undervalued Perception of the Body Laurence Ossipow
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Contents
II PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS
8 Potential Advantages and Disadvantages
of Human Obesity
147
Nevin S. Scrimshaw and William H. Dietz
9 Obesity and Physical Fitness: An Age-Dependent
Functional and Social Handicap
163
Jana Parizkova
10 Obesity and Overweight in Polish men and women:
Social Determinants
177
Jadwiga Charzewska
11 Educational attainment, Stress Hormones, body fat and Health: A Sociocultural Neuroendocrine Pathway? 187 Donna L. Leonetti, Wilfred Y. Fujimoto, Patricia W. Wahl, Geoffrey A. Harrison and David A. Jenner
III SOCIAL PHENOMENA ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY
12 Changing Food Consumption and Body Images
Among Malays
213
Christine S. Wilson
13 Polynesian Responses to Modernization: Overweight
and Obesity in the South Pacific
227
James R. Bindon
14 Activity Level and Obesity Among Samoans
253
Lawrence P. Greksa
15 Obesity and Fatness as Seen by the Azande
in Central Africa
267
Armin Prinz
16 Evaluation of Fatness in Traditional Japanese Society
281
Naomichi Ishige
EPILOGUE
Social Aspects of Obesity: A Critique
291
Stanley J. Ulijaszek
Social Aspects of Obesity: Conclusion
301
Carole M. Counihan
Index
305

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