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Globesity, Food Marketing and Family Lifestyles (Consumption and Public Life) [Hardcover]

Stephen Kline

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1 Jan 2011 Consumption and Public Life
This book examines the public controversies surrounding lifestyle risks in the consumer society. Comparing news coverage of the globesity pandemic in Britain and the USA, it illustrates the way moral panic brought childrens food marketing to the centre of the policy debates about consumer lifestyles.

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'Stephen Kline's study of the politics of risk discourse and the globesity 'epidemic' takes us beyond the tired reliance on moral panics and sanctimonious finger waving by demonstrating how a thoughtful, deft analysis of social problems can open up possibilities of new approaches and ways of seeing children's consumer empowerment.' - Daniel Thomas Cook, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University, USA  
'[This] book provides a richly detailed historical perspective, which sets the present debates about food marketing in context through a meticulous and wide-ranging scholarship. In Kline's hands the "Globesity epidemic" becomes a window onto a much larger scene where parents and children need to navigate a sensible take on a vast array of personal and risky choices, while being surrounded on all sides by the competing pressures of commercial interests and government policy responses.'- William Leiss, University of Ottawa, Canada
'Steve Kline has an aptitude for provoking us to look at children's consumerism in a different way as he unpacks the complex interplay between food marketing, family lifestyle and the neoliberal marketplace. Based on sound theory and original empirical work this book offers a fresh perspective on the medicalised discourses on 'globesity' forcing us to rethink our moral panic about children's time spent in front of the TV screen.' - David Marshall, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

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Examining moral panic about child obesity, this book links risk communication to policy debates about child targeted food advertising and practices of familial negotiation of healthy lifestyles

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