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    • "This question has been framed in many different ways. Campos et al (2006a), for instance, ask whether the obesity epidemic is a 'public health crisis or moral panic'. Terms like 'crisis' and 'epidemic' indicate that there is something real at stake – that medical facts show obesity to be a threat to population health. "
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    • "Il s'agit d'un véritable enjeu thérapeutique, puisque cette difficulté à parler du problème de poids retarde et entrave les soins et le traitement de l'obésité. Les réflexions actuelles sur l'obésité mettent en avant sur le plan historique les ambiguïtés, les désaccords, les discussions qui existent entre spécialistes autour de sa définition, de sa compréhension et des soins proposés [10] [77] [78]. Nos résultats laissent apparaître les mêmes questionnements au sein de la relation médecin-parents-enfant. "
    03/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.neurenf.2015.01.009
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    • "The equation of fat bodies with poor health has been widely critiqued. See LeBesco (2011), Guthman (2011), Campos et al (2006) and Burgard's (2009) account of " health at every size " . For a critical realist analysis of the obesity 'epidemic' see Patterson and Johnston (2012). "
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    ABSTRACT: Feminist scholars have long demonstrated how women are constrained through dieting discourse. Today’s scholars wrestle with similar themes, but confront a thornier question: how do we make sense of a food discourse that frames food choices through a lens of empowerment and health, rather than vanity and restriction? This article addresses this question, drawing from interviews and focus groups with women (N = 100), as well as health-focused food writing. These data allow us to document a postfeminist food discourse that we term the do-diet. The do-diet reframes dietary restrictions as positive choices, while maintaining an emphasis on body discipline, expert knowledge, and self-control. Our analysis demonstrates how the do-diet remediates a tension at the heart of neoliberal consumer culture: namely, the tension between embodying discipline through dietary control and expressing freedom through consumer choice. With respect to theory, our analysis demonstrates how the embodied dimensions of neoliberalism find gendered expression through postfeminism. We conclude that the do-diet heightens the challenge of developing feminist critiques of gendered body ideals and corporeal surveillance, as it promises a way of eating that is both morally responsible and personally empowering.
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