Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Obesity Epidemic by Jan Wright

Increasing obesity levels are currently big news but do we think carefully enough about what this trend actually means? Everybody -- including doctors, parents, teachers, sports clubs, businesses and governments -- has a role to play in the 'war on obesity'. But is talk of an obesity 'crisis' justified? Is it the product of measured scientific reasoning or age-old 'habits of mind'? Why is it happening now? And are there potential risks associated with talking about obesity as an 'epidemic'? The Obesity Epidemic proposes that obesity science and the popular media present a complex mix of ambiguous knowledge, familiar (yet unstated) moral agendas and ideological assumptions.

Buy The Obesity Epidemic by Jan Wright from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415318969
ISBN-10: 0415318963
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Obesity Epidemic by Jan Wright

Book Reviews - The Obesity Epidemic by Jan Wright

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Obesity Epidemic book by Jan Wright and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jan Wright

Michael Gard is Senior Lecturer in Physcial Education at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Jan Wright is a Professor of Education and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Books By Jan Wright

Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic' by Jan Wright
Paperback, February 2012
Talent by Jan Wright
Paperback / softback, July 2009