ABSTRACT

Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ is the first edited collection of critical perspectives on the 'obesity epidemic.' The volume provides a comprehensive discussion of current issues in the critical analysis of health, obesity and society, and the impact of obesity discourses on different individuals, social groups and institutions. Contributors from the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia provide original, accessible, and engaging chapters on issues such as the effects on individuals, families, youths and schools. The timely contributions offered by Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ to this highly topical area will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including teachers, education professionals, community health and allied professionals, and academics in areas such as education, health, youth studies, social work and psychology.

chapter 1|14 pages

Biopower, Biopedagogies and the Obesity Epidemic

ByJAN WRIGHT

chapter 2|16 pages

Theorizing Biopedagogies

ByVALERIE HARWOOD

chapter 4|15 pages

Bio-Citizenship: Virtue Discourses and the Birth of the Bio-Citizen

ByCHRISTINE HALSE

chapter 6|13 pages

Marked as ‘Pathological’: ‘Fat’ Bodies as Virtual Confessors

BySAMANTHA MURRAY

part |2 pages

Part II Governing Young People: Schools, Families and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’

chapter 9|14 pages

Pedagogizing Families through Obesity Discourse

ByLISETTE BURROWS

chapter 12|11 pages

Disgusting Pedagogies

ByDEANA LEAHY

chapter 13|14 pages

The Rise of the Corporate Curriculum: Fatness, Fitness, and Whiteness

ByLAURA AZZARITO

part |2 pages

Part III Commentary

chapter 14|10 pages

Biopedagogies and Beyond

ByVALERIE WALKERDINE