Tag: Obesity

An Open Letter to the American Obesity Foundation

VICTORIA ANTONIOU Dear Ms. Okon, I would like to begin this letter by acknowledging the hard work you and your organisation, The American Obesity Foundation (AOF), have been…

Review: Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety

Drew Ramsey. Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks.  Harper Wave/Harper Collins. New York: 2021.  ISBN: 978-0-06-303171-5. pp.270.&nb…

The new trial communities: challenges and opportunities in preconception cohorts by Michelle Pentecost

The Excavating the Biosocial series has so far focused on birth cohorts as ethnographic object (Gibbon and Pentecost 2020). In this post, I explore the expansion of interest…

Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich’s Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health by Delaney Glass

Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 288 pages. Background Dr. Alexandra Br…

Review: Anti-Diet

Christy Harrison Anti-Diet: Reclaim your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating. Little, Brown Spark. 2019. Pp. 326. ISBN: 0316420352 (Hardback). Janet Chrzan (University of P…

What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, January 9, 2020

David Beriss After a long hiatus, FoodAnthropology returns with a brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should…

Review: Food Justice and Narrative Ethics

Food Justice and Narrative Ethics: Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism. Beth A. Dixon. Bloomsbury Academic. 2018 ISBN #9781350054561. 192 pp. Megan B. Hinrichsen (Monmouth College) In…

Review: Reconstructing Obesity

Megan B. McCullough and Jessica A. Hardin, eds. Reconstructing obesity: the meaning of Measures and the Measure of Meanings. Berghahn. New York, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-78533-028-5. 245 pp. Richard…

What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, December 22, 2018

David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…

Thesis Review and Interview: Deorukhe Women’s Agency in the Making of Bodies, Cuisine, and Culture in Maharashtra, India

Photograph: Gauri A. Pitale – Waterlogged rice fields of rural Konkan, Maharashtra Please note: As Associate Editor, I am soliciting reviews of recent dissertations in the Anthropology of Food….

Fat Consequences

Obesity is about more than stigma, it is about exceeding one’s social space. Diabetes foot clinic, Apia, Samoa Looking over the shoulder of Sina, the only podiatrist in…

Book Review: The Sociology of Food: Eating and the Place of Food in Society by Jean-Pierre Poulain

In The Sociology of Food: Eating and the Place of Food in Society, Jean-Pierre Poulain offers an account of how food has emerged as a new field within sociological…

Book Forum — Emily Yates-Doerr’s “The Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala” by Rebeca Ibáñez Martín

It is a pleasure to convene this forum for The Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala. Marianne de Laet, Simon Cohn, and Jeannette Pols,…

Book Forum––Harris Solomon’s Metabolic Living: Food, Fat and The Absorption of Illness in India by Todd Meyers

  Harris Solomon’s Metabolic Living traces patterns of consumption, calories, and chronic disease to tell a story about the enfolding––the absorption and regulation––of food in and about the bod…

Normalising Fat Discrimination – The Role of New Zealand News Media

New Zealand’s concern over an ‘obesity epidemic’ has resulted in overweight bodies being linked to a biomedical model of disease. This post discusses some of the issues from…

Normalising Fat Discrimination – The Role of New Zealand News Media

New Zealand’s concern over an ‘obesity epidemic’ has resulted in overweight bodies being linked to a biomedical model of disease. This post discusses some of the issues from…

Normalising Fat Discrimination – The Role of New Zealand News Media

New Zealand’s concern over an ‘obesity epidemic’ has resulted in overweight bodies being linked to a biomedical model of disease. This post discusses some of the issues from…

Normalising Fat Discrimination – The Role of New Zealand News Media

New Zealand’s concern over an ‘obesity epidemic’ has resulted in overweight bodies being linked to a biomedical model of disease. This post discusses some of the issues from…