Agric Hum Values () – DOI /s Julie Guthman: Weighing in: obesity, food justice, and the limits of capitalism University . A Review of “Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism”. by Julie Guthman. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. In the case of obesity, writes Julie Guthman, ‘the solution in some sense wags the dog of the problem statement’ (p. 16). In this compelling book, Guthman offers.

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Carolina rated it it was ok Dec 04, Mar wrighing, Jill Lucht rated it it was amazing. What is the root cause of the obesity epidemic? Prompts important questions about alternative explanations and how we might begin to effectively reduce harms to health. Weighing In is an excellent demonstration of how political ecology can be deployed to deepen our understanding of an incredibly complicated issue. However, I have also witnessed demands for community gardens coming from the communities of color directly.

Mar 08, Kelsey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Guthman provides an accessible overview of what political ecology is, and how it contrasts with apolitical ecologies, before applying it to the problem of obesity.

Coplen branch of food justice, of being complicit in perpetuating Guthman begs us to take a step back from the obesity injustices and thereby contributing to obesity. As a result, consumers began to demand alternative options that tread more lightly on the planet. Infiniteknot rated it it was ok Sep 28, This is a step in the right direction, and it came about because people are increasingly choosing to support alternative food production.

Colette rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Other books in the series. I have appreciated reading several of her articles, but this book has been a new favorite for me. Their analysis of the food system and its political history complement each other, and I think it would do anyone very well to get a basic framework of the current status of the food system for Pollan.

Open Guyhman See a Problem? She is not shy about her opinion of Pollan and his “privileged” audience, arguing that his analysis of the issue just doesn’t cut it – there are social class-based, racial, political and environmental issues that should also be kulie.


I found this distinction incredibly useful. University of California Pr Amazon.

Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism

Putting this one back on the to-read shelf because I had to rush through parts. No trivia or quizzes yet.

By promoting change guthmqn woes of the industrial food system, Guthman argues that individual behavior through education, not only do we fail foodies position themselves as morally and ethically supe- to hold the political economy responsible for perpetuating rior, whether this is their intention or not.

It took me a guthmaan while to get through this book, but not because it isn’t excellent, interesting, and thought-provoking. Apr 14, Kelsey added it. Economics weighs heavily on the food crisis.

Because many of these systems had to be invented from the ground up, the products cost more, but many people are willing to pay extra for the perceived nutritional benefits and the feel-good value of local food. They treat many of the symptoms, but Guthman is correct in claiming that they do little to address the systemic causes.

Coplen is a recent graduate of the Master of Environmental chemicals EDCs from a variety of synthetic chemicals. Jun 15, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The present econ Portion sizes in eating establishments have blown out of proportion. This chapter was not my favorite. Selected pages Table of Contents. Some of those same people got creative, and came up with new or old ways to farm, new ways to get food from farm to table, and new ways to make healthy foods sexy.

Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism by Julie Guthman

Jun 03, Allison rated it liked it Shelves: Julie Guthman is fast becoming my favorite author on this food journey o’mine. However, filled with some thought provoking critiques, particularly for alternative food and obesity measurement.

Return to Book Page. She starts by questioning the very gythman Have you ever wanted to stand up and applaud in the middle of the book? Arguing that ours is a political economy of bulimia—one that promotes consumption while also insisting upon thinness—Guthman offers a complex analysis of our entire economic system. Jason Mai rated it it was amazing May 07, Guthman gives us the research behind the questions we should be asking, but, falling all over ourselves in the rush to consensus, we have overlooked.


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Feb 02, Nick Harris rated it liked it Shelves: May 21, Susie is currently reading it. The first time, I was frustrated with the seemingly fat-positive author and her criticisms of the obesity epidemic.

Combining political economic analysis, cultural critique, and clear explanation of scientific discoveries, the author challenges juli deeply held convictions about society, food, bodies, and environments.

At the heart of this is the neoliberal ideal that being a good citizen means consuming only a minimum amount of state resources. Consequently, efforts to make obesogenic contributions to the dominant understanding of obesity.

To see weihging your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At times humorous every time she throws Michael Pollan under the bus and at times sharp witted and critical critiquing food justice and the food movement Weighing In provides an overall critique of the rhetoric used within the food movement; the way bodies are used as sites of consumerism and capitalism by industries w Julie Guthman is fast becoming my favorite author on this food journey o’mine.

I don’t think it will be possible for me to view anything anymore except through this new lens that Guthman has so eloquently constructed. This marvelous, surprising book is a true game-changer in our national conversation about food and justice.