SOC 462 Martin Reading

SOC 462 Martin Reading - condition s Expressive group s...

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Very practical logical approach s No shaming, etc. s Focus on keeping people on track, helping people succeed (with weight loss) s Deal with internal shame by losing weight s Buying into stigma s Expressive group s Weight Watchers "Offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the 12 step program" s Basic frame is redemption from the disease of overeating, which makes life unmanageable s Focuses on turning situation over to higher power s As a disease, members do no bear the same kind of responsibility for their situation s One has to hit bottom, experience the depths of shame and humiliation s Body size is not the issue (as in WW) - just a symptom of an underlying emotional or spiritual
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Unformatted text preview: condition s Expressive group s Overeaters Anonymous ○ Do not buy into stigma - don't believe fat is bad s Advocate for fat acceptance, anti-discrimination s More of an instrumental group s National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) and SO ○ Meso-level work on how different organizations frame obesity for their members - the experience and reactions to shame • Martin - Obesity as Social Deviance Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:04 AM Reading Notes for Exam 2 Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 462 taught by Professor Jackspencer during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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