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Political and health messages are differently palatable: A critical discourse analysis of women’s engagement with Health At Every Size and fat acceptance messages

Cain, P and Donaghue, N 2018 , 'Political and health messages are differently palatable: A critical discourse analysis of women’s engagement with Health At Every Size and fat acceptance messages' , Fat Studies , pp. 1-14 , doi: 10.1080/21604851.2018.1448174.

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Abstract

Size acceptance movements challenge dominant weight-basedhealth ideology by highlighting the oppressiveness of weightstigma, and the growing body of evidence supporting thecomplex nature of the weight-health relationship. The authorsexamined responses to these movements via a critical discourseanalysis of focus group discussions with 21 femaleparticipants. Although generally sympathetic to the impact ofweight stigma, participants frequently fell back on assumptionsof weight as personally controllable and health as amoral obligation. These findings are discussed in terms of theauthority and pervasiveness of public health messages and thebarriers they present to size acceptance movements.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Cain, P and Donaghue, N
Keywords: politics, health messages, fat acceptance
Journal or Publication Title: Fat Studies
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 2160-4851
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/21604851.2018.1448174
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Copyright 2018 Taylor & Francis

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