Slim Chance Fat Hope: Society's Obsession With Thinness

Slim Chance Fat Hope: Society's Obsession With Thinness

By: Catherine Swee Kian Tay (editor)Paperback

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Description

Slimming and dieting has become such a fixation among Singaporeans that manufacturers and distributors of weight-reducing products are laughing all the way to the bank. However, the recent spate of controversies surrounding slimming pills is no laughing matter.This book is a collection of articles accessible to anyone who wants to know more about the phenomenon, its consequences and related topics. Its purpose is not to champion the "ideal" of being slim, but rather to provide a platform for meaningful discussion and for educating the general public about a healthier way of living.Written by people from all walks of life, such as doctors, lawyers, academics, counsellors and journalists, the book takes a thoughtful and at times light-hearted look at Singaporeans' "obsession" with their body image, and reflects on other issues it raises.The star attractions of this book are interviews with two of Singapore's best-loved comedians, Moses Lim and Hossan Leong. Let them give you a humorous first-hand account of how they view and come to terms with their own body size and turn it into confidence both on and off the stage.

Contents

Medical/Legal Perspectives; Social/Community Perspectives; Towards a Healthy Lifestyle; Case Studies of Real-Life Dieters.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812387387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9789812387387
  • ISBN10: 9812387382

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