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Farrell, E. (2004). Obesity: How Can We Understand It?. Free Associations, 11(4):477-496.

(2004). Free Associations, 11(4):477-496

Obesity: How Can We Understand It?

Em Farrell

This paper looks at the unconscious group processes involved in the creation of our understanding of obesity. It attempts to expose some of the myths we have been fed about weight and size and to consider parallels to a particular facet of racist ideology: i.e., ‘terrified consciousness’. The issue of the psychological aetiology of obesity is not explored.

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