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The "epidemic of obesity" in the public media: A discourse analysis.

Published 2006 .
Written in English.

About the Book

In this study I employed discourse analysis to analyze the discourse of the "epidemic of obesity" in the Globe and Mail. A sample of twelve articles was theoretically selected from a pool of 117 published between 1979 and 2004. There were three major themes: the nature of obesity, the causes for obesity, and the implications of obesity. I identified a discursive struggle between individual and societal explanations, which creates a contested domain for our understandings of obesity. I also identified nine apparent "truths" about obesity. Finally, I concluded that the discourse of the epidemic of obesity is fundamentally a moral discourse, with the implication that fatness is bad for individual health and for society. Obesity is constructed as an unbearable burden to our economy and our publicly-funded health care system, thus publicly-funded health care is perceived as unsustainable in the context of this crisis of obesity.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 2771.

Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2006.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
169 leaves.
Number of pages
169

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215237M
ISBN 13
9780494161869

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