TITLE

Tipping the Social Scales

AUTHOR(S)
Ulrich, Clare
PUB. DATE
September 2002
SOURCE
Human Ecology;Sep2002, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a study conducted in the U.S. by the nutritional sociologist Jeffery Sobal of Cornell University in New York on the changes in attitudes about body weight during the life course of a person. Historical regard of body weight as a marginal sociological concern; Association of marital status with obesity. INSET: The Wages of Weight.
ACCESSION #
7594446

 

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