The Obesity Epidemic

Why a Social Justice Perspective Matters
 
 
Palgrave Pivot (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 4. September 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 100 Seiten
978-3-319-88694-7 (ISBN)
 
This book addresses the obesity epidemic from a political, economic and social perspective. Examining the populations that suffer the greatest from political and economic decision-making associated with obesity prevalence, this book utilizes a contemporary framework to discuss obesity. While it does examine the behavioral risks associated with rising obesity rates, it also explores the political level, by evaluating theories in social justice and the political economy that foster or restrict at-risk behaviors. It considers the economic context through rising income inequality levels in the US. It also critiques the actions of higher institutions, including transnational corporations, as social contributors to this epidemic. Finally, it compares global and national challenges of the epidemic.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
XI, 86 p.
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
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  • Dicke: 5 mm
  • 142 gr
978-3-319-88694-7 (9783319886947)
10.1007/978-3-319-68978-4
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Monica M. Taylor is Faculty Member of Healthcare Administration and Business at Colorado State University-Global, USA and Adjunct Full Professor of Health Services Management at the University of Maryland - University College, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University in 2009 and also holds an MPH from Hunter College, New York. .

This book addresses the obesity epidemic from a political, economic and social perspective. Examining the populations that suffer the greatest from political and economic decision-making associated with obesity prevalence, this book utilizes a contemporary framework to discuss obesity. While it does examine the behavioral risks associated with rising obesity rates, it also explores the political level, by evaluating theories in social justice and the political economy that foster or restrict at-risk behaviors. It considers the economic context through rising income inequality levels in the US. It also critiques the actions of higher institutions, including transnational corporations, as social contributors to this epidemic. Finally, it compares global and national challenges of the epidemic.

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