Chapter

Frames’ Effects

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/9780199857081.003.0005
Frames’ Effects

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This chapter examines the material impact that different fat frames have on how public policies are formulated, what forms of political action are possible, and on individual attitudes. To get at the latter, it draws on the results of several experimental studies that test how exposure to different fat frames, as communicated in news reports, affects people's attitudes about weight-based discrimination and stigma, obesity policies, weight-related health risk, and the value of size diversity. It further draws on interviews and the secondary literature to discuss the real impact these various frames are having in the world.

Keywords: fat frames; weight-based discrimination; obesity policies; size diversity; public policies

Chapter.  10733 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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