Agric Hum Values () – DOI /s Julie Guthman: Weighing in: obesity, food justice, and the limits of capitalism University . A Review of “Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism”. by Julie Guthman. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. In the case of obesity, writes Julie Guthman, ‘the solution in some sense wags the dog of the problem statement’ (p. 16). In this compelling book, Guthman offers.
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Unfortunately, Guthman put me back on the hook for collaborative, forward-thinking policy work. After burning out in the land of non-profit farm policy, I became entranced by the market-based solutions of alternative food.
Interview with the author. It will only allow those of us who can afford to get out of the mess to escape the problem. Weighing In is the book that fat studies and critical geographers of fat have been waiting for.
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Chapter 6 argues against the convention logic of foodies like Michael Pollan that farm policy is making us fat. Carolina rated it it was ok Dec 04, Agric Hum Values I was particularly troubled weighijg her skepticism of the value of education in tackling the problems of our industrialized food system, and by her repeated assertions that people changing their own behavior cannot truly make a difference.
Guthman quotes Gandhi guthmqn the middle of the book: Other books in the series. Want to Read saving….
It has greatly influenced and wekghing my own thinking about the so-called obesity epidemic and how those of us who care about food justice and public health should be addressing the problem. Jun 15, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: She shows how the epidemic is in certain ways exaggerated and constructed as to understand the problem in some ways and not others.
Moreover, she lays out the mindset of “healthism” that emerges from a neoliberal ideology of individual weiging through discipline and productivity. Alternative food systems appear to be here to stay, and they exist for reasons that Guthman largely writes off.
Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism
If you are looking to move beyond Michael Pollan and truly look critically at the food movement, food justice and the ways in which capitalism contributes to the supposed ‘obesity crisis’ this book is a gem to add to your food journey library. In her next chapter, she goes after what is clearly the sacred cow of Food Justice.
Apr 12, Julia rated it it was amazing. Mar 05, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really good read analyzing the neoliberalism of “health” among other topics.
Still, Guthman’s critique of the food system seems much more concise, as she takes a firmer stand against the neoliberalist framework of our country.
Further, the author’s critique of economic neolib This book was one of the most interesting and challenging books I’ve read in quite a while.
It is here that Guthman returns to her discussion of the food justice movement. Michael rated it it was amazing Jul 11, She writes that consumer appetites do not drive the food system 8but they do drive the alternative food system, to some extent.
I read this one twice, for two different classes in grad school, and I had a different take on the book both gguthman.
It’s certainly a provocative and important book that is worthy of a place in public health, nutrition, and food studies to start. The second time around, armed with a better understanding of healthism, neo-liberalism, and the implications of obesity in America, I found it to be a very worthwhile read.
Jan 03, Brandy marked it as to-read Shelves: The food is manufactures is full of fat and sugar and causes obesity. May 09, Della S. As often is the case for academic writing, pacing and delivery are not the focus, and things can get tedious. Mar 18, Jill Lucht rated it it was amazing. The present economics of food is geared towards more of the same with little effort to alter the course.