Kima Cargill The Psychology of Overeating

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The Psychology of Overeating

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Psychologist Kima Cargill takes a tough, critical look at todays consumerist culture from the perspective of research as well as of observations drawn from her clinical experience with patients struggling with weight issues. To stop overeating in todays food environment means finding effective ways to counter the many moral, political, economic, and social imperatives to consume. The ideas in this book should inspire readers to think of obesity in an entirely different waymore as the result of a consumerist society than of individual weakness. --Marion Nestle, New York University, USA,

Kima Cargill's work is at the forefront of the intersection of clinical psychology and food studies. She is among the very few academics who understands modern eating disorders within the broader perspective of food culture. This book promises to bridge the enormous gulf between theory and practice and will be essential reading for working psychologists and students of food in America. --Ken Albala, University of the Pacific, USA,

An important contribution to food studies scholarship, as no other work covers quite the same territory. Cargills discussion connecting consumerism in its broadest sense to food consumption is a unique, impressive contribution to contemporary discussions of food and health in the United States. --Amy Bentley, New York University, USA,

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Kima Cargill is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington, Tacoma, USA.

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