Obesity in 2020. Three Scenarios on Techno-Socio-Ethical Co-Evolution.

T.E. Swierstra, J. Keulartz

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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.keywordsfast foodobese peoplecorporate actorobese personjunk foodthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenomics, Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilities
EditorsM. Korthals
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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