Disability, Obesity and Ageing

Disability, Obesity and Ageing

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Disability, Obesity and Ageing offers an engaging account of a new area of pressing concern, analysing the way in which a€˜spurneda€™ identities are depicted and reacted to in televisual genres and on-line forums. Examining the symbolic power of the media, this book presents case studies from reality, drama and comic television programmes popular in the UK, USA and Australia to shed light on the representation of disability, obesity, and ageing the manner in which their status as unwanted and unwelcome identities is perpetuated.... australian series of The Biggest Loser format focuses on couples. the series consists of a host ajay Rochester, two main trainers, Michelle ... programme set- up comprised the following: sunday episodes contained a major challenge conclusion, last chance training and weigh-in; ... Online audiences use the website for a number of reasons such as motivating one another on their weight loss journey andanbsp;...

Title:Disability, Obesity and Ageing
Author:Dr Debbie Rodan
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-01-10


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