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Title Social aspects of obesity / edited by Igor de Garine and Nancy J. Pollock
Published South Australia : Gordon and Breach Publishers, [1995]


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Description xxxiii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Culture and ecology of food and nutrition ; v. 1
Culture and ecology of food and nutrition ; v. 1
Contents 1. Food and Fatness in Calabria / Vito Teti -- 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 / Pamela J. 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 / Anneke H. van Otterloo -- 7. Vegetarianism and Fatness: An Undervalued Perception of the Body / Laurence Ossipow -- 8. Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of Human Obesity / Nevin S. Scrimshaw and William H. Dietz -- 9. Obesity and Physical Fitness: An Age-Dependent Functional and Social Handicap / Jana Parizkova -- 10. Obesity and Overweight in Polish Men and Women: Social Determinants / Jadwiga Charzewska -- 11. Educational Attainment, Stress Hormones, Body Fat and Health: A Sociocultural Neuroendocrine Pathway? / Donna L. Leonetti, Wilfred Y. Fujimoto, Patricia W. Wahl, Geoffrey A. Harrison and David A. Jenner -- 12. Changing Food Consumption and Body Images Among Malays / Christine S. Wilson -- 13. Polynesian Responses to Modernization: Overweight and Obesity in the South Pacific / James R. Bindon -- 14. Activity Level and Obesity Among Samoans / Lawrence P. Greksa -- 15. Obesity and Fatness as Seen by the Azande in Central Africa / Armin Prinz -- 16. Evaluation of Fatness in Traditional Japanese Society / Naomichi Ishige -- Social Aspects of Obesity: A Critique / Stanley J. Ulijaszek -- Social Aspects of Obesity: Conclusion / Carole M. Counihan
Notes Nancy J. Pollock is a New Zealander
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nutrition -- Social aspects.
Nutritional anthropology.
Obesity -- Social aspects -- Oceania.
Obesity -- Social aspects.
Obesity -- etiology.
Obesity -- psychology.
Author Garine, I. de.
Pollock, Nancy J., 1934-
ISBN 2884491856
2884491864 (paperback)