Obesity in 2020. Three scenarios in techno-socio-athical co-evolution

T. Swierstra, F.W.J. Keulartz

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In Chapters 3 and 4 we sketched the current, tension-ridden, constellation around obesity. We saw how three discourses, connected to specific practices and artefacts, competed for hegemony in defining the problem, its causes, its solutions and the main-actors. In this way, each discourse allotted (primary) responsibility for solving the problem to other parties: the obese individual, the state or the physician, as we showed in the previous chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenomics, obesity and the struggle over responsibilities
EditorsM. Korthals
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9789400701267
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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