Chapter

Fashioning Frames

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199857081
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315925 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0004
Fashioning Frames

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Drawing on two different paired samples of scientific studies of obesity and news reporting on those studies, this chapter examines the respective roles played by scientific research and the news media in framing fat and assessing blame and responsibility for the “obesity epidemic.” It further examines how the news media evaluate the credibility of specific claims and the scientists and activists making those claims.

Keywords: obesity epidemic; news reports; scientific research; news media; fat framing; blame; responsibility

Chapter.  9211 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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