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dc.contributor.advisorBurrows, Lisette
dc.contributor.authorMcCormack, Jaleh Virginia
dc.date.available2013-05-05T21:03:39Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.identifier.citationMcCormack, J. V. (2013). Obesity, parents and me (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/3976en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/3976
dc.description.abstractObesity discourses are shaping us. Amidst an avowed obesity ‘epidemic’, we are all considered at-risk, hailed to understand ourselves as such, and persuaded that we have the capability to author our bodies in a desired/required slender form. Attention has shifted from ‘fat’ adult bodies that have thwarted reform, to the bodies of ‘innocent’ babes, drawing parents into the firing line. This thesis destabilises obesity scientists’ authority over truths about parents and obesity. It enacts a poststructural sensibility, using Foucault’s ethics of discomfort to disrupt the ease and certainty with which parents are known as responsible and blameworthy for fat on children’s bodies. Through an analysis of New Zealand based obesity scientists’ texts, personal obesity encounters and evocative analytical writing, this thesis journeys to a destination where it is possible to ponder parents otherwise.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectparents
dc.subjectcritical obesity studies
dc.subjectpoststructural theories
dc.subjectcreative analytical writing
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subjectFoucault
dc.subjectgenealogy
dc.subjectethics of discomfort
dc.titleObesity, parents and me
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2013-05-03T14:09:28Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool of Physical Education
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
otago.openaccessOpen
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