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What's Wrong with Fat?The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage$
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Abigail Saguy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199857081

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.001.0001

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Fashioning Frames

Fashioning Frames

(p.107) Chapter 4 Fashioning Frames
What's Wrong with Fat?

Abigail C Saguy

Oxford University Press

Drawing on two different paired samples of scientific studies of obesity and news reporting on those studies, this chapter examines the respective roles played by scientific research and the news media in framing fat and assessing blame and responsibility for the “obesity epidemic.” It further examines how the news media evaluate the credibility of specific claims and the scientists and activists making those claims.

Keywords:   obesity epidemic, news reports, scientific research, news media, fat framing, blame, responsibility

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