Book 2012

Weight of Modernity

An Intergenerational Study of the Rise of Obesity


ISBN: 978-90-481-8956-4 (Print) 978-90-481-8957-1 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    The Big Australian: Obesity in the Modern World

  3. Chapter

    Pages 13-22

    An Intergenerational Study Design

  4. Chapter

    Pages 23-39

    From Habit to Choice: Transformations in Family Dining Over Three Generations

  5. Chapter

    Pages 41-58

    How Convenience Is Shaping Australian Diets: The Disappearing Dessert

  6. Chapter

    Pages 59-83

    From Sociable Leisure to Exhaustion: A Tale of Two Revolutions

  7. Chapter

    Pages 85-103

    Fitness Marginalises Fun and Friendship

  8. Chapter

    Pages 105-127

    The Rise of Automobility

  9. Chapter

    Pages 129-149

    The Weight of Time: From Full to Fragmented in 50 Years

  10. Chapter

    Pages 151-171

    Social Forces Shaping Life Chances and Life Choices

  11. Chapter

    Pages 173-189

    Restoring Coherence to a Stressed Social System

  12. Back Matter

    Pages 191-195