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Illness, Identity, and Taboo Among Australian Paleo Dieters - by Catie Gressier (Hardcover)

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This book explores the cultural and economic conditions fuelling the popularity of the polarizing Paleo diet in Australia. Based on ethnographic research in Melbourne and Sydney, Catie Gressier recounts the compelling narratives of individuals struggling with illness and weight issues. She argues that ‘going Paleo’ provides a sense of agency and means of resistance to the neoliberal policies and practices underpinning the growing prevalence of lifestyle diseases. From its nostalgic constructions of the past, to the rise of anti-elite sentiments inherent in new forms of health populism, Gressier provides a nuanced understanding of the Paleo diet’s contemporary appeal.

Number of Pages: 136
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Catie Gressier
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2017
TCIN: 53204326
UPC: 9783319672496
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-5829

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