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Obesity in 2020: Three Scenarios on Techno-socio-ethical Co-evolution

  • Tsjalling SwierstraEmail author
  • Jozef Keulartz
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Part of the The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics book series (LEAF, volume 18)

Abstract

In Chapters 3 and 4 we sketched the current, tension-ridden, constellation around obesity. We saw how three discourses, connected to specific practices and artefacts, competed for hegemony in defining the problem, its causes, its solutions and the main-actors. In this way, each discourse allotted (primary) responsibility for solving the problem to other parties: the obese individual, the state or the physician, as we showed in the previous chapter.

Keywords

Fast Food Obese People Corporate Actor Obese Person Junk Food 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

We want to thank Maartje Schermer for her comments and suggestions.

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Wageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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