Globesity, Food Marketing and Family Lifestyles

  • Stephen Kline

Part of the Consumption and Public Life book series (CUCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Growing Up in the Risk Society

  3. Bad News: Lifestyle Risk Agenda Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Stephen Kline
      Pages 58-78
  4. The Policy Nexus: Assessing Children’s Vulnerability to the TV Diet

  5. Beyond Blame: Unpacking Media-Saturated Domesticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Stephen Kline
      Pages 218-227
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 228-252

About this book


This book examines the public controversies surrounding lifestyle risks in the consumer society. Comparing news coverage of the 'globesity' pandemic in Britain and the USA, it illustrates the way moral panic brought children's food marketing to the centre of the policy debates about consumer lifestyles.


Advertising children communication Framing marketing Moral society USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Kline
    • 1
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityCanada

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