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The real war on obesity: contesting knowledge and meaning in a public health crisis

The real war on obesity: contesting knowledge and meaning in a public health crisis
The real war on obesity: contesting knowledge and meaning in a public health crisis
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.
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Boswell, John
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Boswell, John
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Boswell, John (2016) The real war on obesity: contesting knowledge and meaning in a public health crisis (Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy, , (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58252-2)), Basingstoke, GB. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 226pp.

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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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Accepted/In Press date: 1 March 2016
Published date: 22 July 2016
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 395498
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/395498
PURE UUID: f5383d0a-4b35-436e-88f8-0880e020d8b4

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2016 15:18
Last modified: 08 Jan 2018 17:31

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Author: John Boswell

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