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Fatness and the maternal body : women's experiences of corporeality and the shaping of social policy / edited by Maya Unnithan-Kumar and Soraya Tremayne.

Contributor(s): Unnithan-Kumar, Maya, 1961- [editor.] | Tremayne, Soraya [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality: v. 22.Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 231 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857451231; 0857451235.Subject(s): Obesity in women | Women -- Physiology | Body image in women | Human body -- Social aspects | Human body -- Symbolic aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Fatness and the maternal body.DDC classification: 362.1963980082 LOC classification: RA625.O23F37 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : corporeality and reproduction : understanding fatness through diverse experiences of motherhood, consumption and social regulation / Maya Unnithan-Kumar -- The traffic in 'nature' : maternal bodies and obesity / Megan Warin, Vivienne Moore and Michael Davies -- Fat and fertility, mobility and slaves : long-term perspectives on Tuareg obesity and reproduction / Sara Randall -- Women of great weight : fatness, reproduction and gender dynamics in Tuareg society / Saskia Walentowitz -- Childbearing, breastfeeding and body weight in Tanzania : three bodies, three individuals, many different interrelations among the Wagogo (Central Tanzania) / Mara Mabilia -- The 'obesity cycle' : the impact of maternal obesity on the exogenous and endogenous causes of obesity in offspring in the United Kingdom / Nicola Heslehurst -- Culture, diet and maternal body : Ghanaian women's perspectives on food, fat and childbearing / Ama de-Graft Aikins -- Unhealthy, unwealthy, unwise : social policy and nutritional education in a disadvantaged community in Ireland / Shauna Clarke -- The Maharaja Mac : changing dietary patterns in India / Devi Sridhar -- Is there a relation between fatness and reproductive health? A study of body mass index and reproductive health of Indian women / Aravinda Meera Guntupalli -- Reproducing inequalities : theories and ethics in dietetics / Lucy Aphramor and Jacqui Gingras.
Summary: Focusing specifically on the maternal body, contributors to the volume examine how the language and notions of obesity connect with, or stand apart from, wider societal values and moralities to do with the body, fatness, reproduction, and what is considered natural. A."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Focusing specifically on the maternal body, contributors to the volume examine how the language and notions of obesity connect with, or stand apart from, wider societal values and moralities to do with the body, fatness, reproduction, and what is considered natural. A."

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Introduction : corporeality and reproduction : understanding fatness through diverse experiences of motherhood, consumption and social regulation / Maya Unnithan-Kumar -- The traffic in 'nature' : maternal bodies and obesity / Megan Warin, Vivienne Moore and Michael Davies -- Fat and fertility, mobility and slaves : long-term perspectives on Tuareg obesity and reproduction / Sara Randall -- Women of great weight : fatness, reproduction and gender dynamics in Tuareg society / Saskia Walentowitz -- Childbearing, breastfeeding and body weight in Tanzania : three bodies, three individuals, many different interrelations among the Wagogo (Central Tanzania) / Mara Mabilia -- The 'obesity cycle' : the impact of maternal obesity on the exogenous and endogenous causes of obesity in offspring in the United Kingdom / Nicola Heslehurst -- Culture, diet and maternal body : Ghanaian women's perspectives on food, fat and childbearing / Ama de-Graft Aikins -- Unhealthy, unwealthy, unwise : social policy and nutritional education in a disadvantaged community in Ireland / Shauna Clarke -- The Maharaja Mac : changing dietary patterns in India / Devi Sridhar -- Is there a relation between fatness and reproductive health? A study of body mass index and reproductive health of Indian women / Aravinda Meera Guntupalli -- Reproducing inequalities : theories and ethics in dietetics / Lucy Aphramor and Jacqui Gingras.

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<p>Maya Unnithan-Kumar is Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. She is currently leading an Economic and Social Research Council (UK)-funded research project on state-NGO relations as defined by their engagement with human rights discourse in the fields of sexual, maternal and reproductive health in India.</p>

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