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Let's Talk About 'fat': Conceptualization of Obesity in Canada, the Role of Social Determinants of Health & Neoliberal Policies

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dc.contributor.advisor Raphael, Dennis
dc.contributor.advisor Daiski, Isolde
dc.contributor.author Medvedyuk, Stella
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-21T13:58:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-21T13:58:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/33231
dc.description Major Research Paper (Master's), Health, Faculty of Health, School of Health Policy and Management, York University
dc.description.abstract In the last twenty years, obesity has become a major concern in the public health and academic literatures. Most of this literature stems from a biomedical and behavioural/lifestyle perspective. However, parallel to this view emerged a different approach which questioned the validity of the obesity ‘epidemic’. This Major Research Paper (MRP) focuses on how obesity is conceptualized in Canada by analyzing two governmental and one non-government report through use of qualitative content analysis. A critical analysis of these reports will use Labonte’s (1993), supplemented by Raphael, framework of biomedical, behavioural/lifestyle, socio-environmental and critical structural approaches. It explores whether social determinants of health play a role in these reports. And lastly, a political economy approach is used to explore how the Canadian political climate with its neoliberal public policy reforms formulates and influences strategies proposed to ‘treat’ obesity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject obesity en_US
dc.subject biomedical en_US
dc.subject social determinants of health en_US
dc.subject political economy en_US
dc.title Let's Talk About 'fat': Conceptualization of Obesity in Canada, the Role of Social Determinants of Health & Neoliberal Policies en_US
dc.type Major Research Paper

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