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LO-Obesity-K - LO Obesity K D Park Dartmouth 2K9 1 Obesity...

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LO Obesity K Dartmouth 2K9 D Park 1 Obesity K Obesity K .............................................................................................................................................................. 1 1NC – Obesity K .................................................................................................................................................. 4 A. Obesity discourse is socially constructed and used to pathologize the differences between humans, condemning others as responsible for a manufactured crisis. ............................................................................. 4 1NC – Obesity K .................................................................................................................................................. 5 B. The segmentation of the obese as an at-risk population is used to justify state intervention and social control in the name of preserving life .................................................................................................................. 5 (Julie Guthman, Community Studies @UC Santa Cruz, and Melanie DePuis, Sociology @UC Santa Cruz, 2006, “Embodying neoliberalism: economy, culture, and the politics of fat” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2006, volume 24, pages 427 ^ 448) .......................................................... 5 1NC – Obesity K .................................................................................................................................................. 6 C. This social control in a system of power and discipline guarantees extermination ........................................ 6 1NC – Obesity K .................................................................................................................................................. 7 1NC – Obesity K .................................................................................................................................................. 8 D. The alternative is to redirect your critical gaze away from the obese and towards the use of obesity discourse. ............................................................................................................................................................ 8 L – Epidemic language ....................................................................................................................................... 9 Obesity is socially constructed – using the language of an epidemic neglects the fact that the basis is arbitrary ................................................................................................................................................................ 9 (Julie Guthman, Community Studies @UC Santa Cruz, and Melanie DePuis, Sociology @UC Santa Cruz, 2006, “Embodying neoliberalism: economy, culture, and the politics of fat” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2006, volume 24, pages 427 ^ 448) .......................................................... 9 L – Obesity ......................................................................................................................................................... 10 Problematizing obesity leads to the marginalization of “the obese” and justifies oppression ........................... 10 (Julie Guthman, Community Studies @UC Santa Cruz, and Melanie DePuis, Sociology @UC Santa Cruz, 2006, “Embodying neoliberalism: economy, culture, and the politics of fat” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2006, volume 24, pages 427 ^ 448) ........................................................ 10 L – Nutrition ...................................................................................................................................................... 11 The focus on food in terms of its nutritional value increases dependence on “experts” for advice, ensuring control ................................................................................................................................................................ 11 L – Nutrition ...................................................................................................................................................... 12 The emphasis on precise nutritional value views the body as mechanical – and input/output system of calories ............................................................................................................................................................... 12 Last printed 1
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LO Obesity K Dartmouth 2K9 D Park 2 L – Health ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 The use of health as a justification for obesity discourse is flawed and allows Malthusian biopolitics ............ 13 L/Impact – Obesity ............................................................................................................................................. 14 Obesity discourse shifts blame to the obese, precluding solvency and oppressing those who are identified as “abnormal.” ........................................................................................................................................................ 14 Obesity Discipline ......................................................................................................................................... 15 The obesity crisis is based off the false assumption that excess weight has negative health effects, and justifies discipline. ............................................................................................................................................ 15 Obesity Disc Surveillance ............................................................................................................................. 16 Obesity discourse justifies social control and surveillance ................................................................................ 16 Obesity Social Ctrl ........................................................................................................................................ 17 The discourse of obesity ensures social control and intervention ...................................................................... 17 Obesity crisis justifies social control ................................................................................................................. 17 Obesity Disc Body Control ............................................................................................................................ 18 Obesity discourse pathologizes bodies and excludes the population identified at risk, using guilt to assert control over the individual ................................................................................................................................. 18 Turns Case – Obesity ......................................................................................................................................... 20 Viewing obesity as a disease generates blowback, making their impacts inevitable ........................................ 20 (Julie Guthman, Community Studies @UC Santa Cruz, and Melanie DePuis, Sociology @UC Santa
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