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Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity


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Part I; The cultural politics of public health scholarship and policy: 1. Deconstructing behavioural classifications: Tobacco control, 'professional vision' and the tobacco user as a site of governmental intervention, Michael Mair; 3. Neoliberalism, public health and the moral perils of fatness, Kathleen LeBesco; 3. Addiction and personal responsibility as solutions to the contradictions of neoliberal consumerism, Robin Room; 4. Between alarmists and sceptics: on the cultural politics of obesity scholarship and public policy, Michael Gard; 5. Legislating abjection? Secondhand smoke, tobacco control policy and the public's health, Kirsten Bell: Part II; Rationality and the ambivalent place of pleasure: 6. Permissible pleasures and alcohol consumption, Robin Bunton; 7. Intoxication, harm and pleasure: an analysis of the Australian National Alcohol Strategy, Helen Keane; 8. Smoking causes creative responses: on state anti-smoking policy and resilient habits, Simone Dennis; 9. The sociality of smoking in the face of anti-smoking policies by Lucy McCullough; 10. In praise of hunger: Public health and the problem of excess, John Coveney; Part III; Gendered bodies, gendered policies; 11. From the womb to the tomb: Obesity and maternal responsibility, Darlene McNaughton; 12. Responsibility for the family's health: How nutritional discourses construct the role of mothers by Svetlana Ristovski-Slijepcevic; 13. Pretty girls don't smoke: Gender and appearance imperatives in tobacco prevention, Rebecca J. Haines-Saah; 14. Aboriginal mothering, FASD prevention and the contestations of neoliberal citizenship, Amy Salmon

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Kirsten Bell is a cultural and medical anthropologist and Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests and publications to date have focused on tobacco, cancer, obesity, genital cutting and new religious movements. Darlene McNaughton is a cultural and medical anthropologist in the School of Public Health at James Cook University, Australia. Her research interests include the nature of subalternity and stigma, the anthropology of biomedicine and the cultural dimensions of public health discourses on obesity. Amy Salmon is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and the Managing Director for the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network. She also holds research appointments at the Women's Health Research Institute and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC.

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