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Chad T. Morris is associate professor and director of the honors program at Roanoke College.
Alexandra G. Lancey is a graduate student at the University of South Florida.
AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1“Modernization,” Global Influence and Obesity Prevention in the Republic of PalauChad T. Morris, Amanda Wolfe, Sarah Womack, Stevenson KuarteiChapter 2Applying a Socio-Ecological Model to Obesity in the Caribbean: A Community-Based Approach at the Tapion Hospital in Castries, Saint LuciaColleen O’Brien Cherry, Elizabeth SerieuxChapter 3Anthropology Field School Insights into Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Food Insecurity: The Case of Demonstration Keyhole Gardens in the Monteverde Zone, Costa RicaLillie Uyên-Loan Đào, Sara Arias-Steele, Emily Bissett, Constanza Carney, Zuhra MalikChapter 4Community Approaches to Obesity Prevention in Brazil: The Food and Nutritional Security ParadigmCharles KleinChapter 5Metabolic Syndrome Screening and Health Education: Are There Lessons We Can Learn from Japan?Amy BorovoyChapter 6Who, What, and How: Insights Gained From a Comparative Approach to School-Based Obesity Prevention EffortsAlexandra G. LanceyChapter 7Addressing Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions in Latino Immigrant Communities in Southeast GeorgiaJohn Luque, Moya Alfonso, Yelena TarasenkoChapter 8Working with Low-Income and Latino Farmers to Increase Access to Oregon’s Local Food Markets using Community Based Participatory Research and Public Participation GISMargaret Everett, Betty Izumi, Scott Ellis, Alejandro Tecum, Anne Morse, Stacey SobellChapter 9Religious Gardens, Pilgrimages and Dancing: A Critique of Translated Interventions in a Tribal CommunitySean BrunaChapter 10Considering Surgical Weight Loss: Applied Anthropology and the Invisible Obese BodySarah Trainer, Alexandra Brewis, Amber WutichChapter 11Fat by Any Other Name: Perceptions of “Obesity” in Clinical SettingsDeborah L. Williams, Alexandra A. Brewis, Sarah S. Trainer, Jose Rosales ChavezChapter 12Obesity as Public Policy: Creating and Changing the Obesogenic EnvironmentMerrill EisenbergReferencesAbout the Contributors
Chad T. Morris and Alexandra G. Lancey have assembled a valuable collection of anthropological studies of obesity and efforts to combat it. Working in diverse cultural settings, the authors use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore individual, community, and societal level factors contributing to obesity. Applied anthropologists and public health professionals have much to learn from these authors’ research, findings, and practice recommendations.
— Carol Bryant, University of South Florida
The common thread that ties together the papers in this volume is the holistic perspective that applied anthropology brings to understanding overweight/obesity in diverse geographical settings and among varied groups of people with different lived experiences and perceptions of the world. This perspective is critically important when it comes to addressing not only nutritional-behavior change but also those structural factors and policies that influence access to food and lifestyle. The work of professional and student researchers presented here should be commended for a job well done.
— David Himmelgreen, University of South Florida