Open Access Repository

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, vol. 7, no. 3 , pp. 264-277 , doi: 10.1080/21604851.2018.1448174.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Size acceptance movements challenge dominant weight-based health ideology by highlighting the oppressiveness of weight stigma, and the growing body of evidence supporting the complex nature of the weight-health relationship. The authors examined responses to these movements via a critical discourse analysis of focus group discussions with 21 female participants. Although generally sympathetic to the impact of weight stigma, participants frequently fell back on assumptions of weight as personally controllable and health as a moral obligation. These findings are discussed in terms of the authority and pervasiveness of public health messages and the barriers they present to size acceptance movements.

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

Copyright 2018 Taylor & Francis

Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP