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dc.contributor.authorJiménez-Loaisa, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorBeltrán-Carrillo, Vincente
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Futre, David
dc.contributor.authorJennings, George
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T09:17:20Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T09:17:20Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-19
dc.identifier.citationJiménez-Loaiza, A., Beltrán-Carrillo, V., González-Cutre, D. & Jennings, G. (2019) 'Healthism and the experiences of social, healthcare and self-stigma of women with higher weight', Social Theory & Health. DOI: 10.1057/s41285-019-00118-9en_US
dc.identifier.issn1477-822X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10700
dc.descriptionArticle published in Social Theory & Health on 9 August 2019 (online), available at: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41285-019-00118-9.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study analyses how the discourse of healthism contributes to the social construction of weight stigma in women with higher-weight. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine women who had undergone bariatric surgery and had lived with higher-weight during many years. A thematic analysis from a latent and constructionist perspective showed how the discourse of healthism was behind the experiences of stigma lived by the participants in the social and healthcare field. Even instances of self-stigma were found in our data. This study also illustrates how people influenced by healthism assumed individualism and the importance of body shape, core values of neoliberal consumer societies. In this way, people tended to blame women with higher-weight for their weight and to discriminate against for being far from the socially established ideal body. The findings can be useful to prevent weight stigmatization and to promote more appropriate and respectful strategies for obesity prevention and treatment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the Fundation MAPFRE and the Escuela de Estudios Universitarios Real Madrid - Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM2.11X). Alejandro Jiménez-Loaisa was supported by the Valencian Council of Education, Research, Culture and Sports with reference ACIF/2017/155en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial Theory & Health;
dc.subjectObesityen_US
dc.subjectbariatric surgeryen_US
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_US
dc.subjectdiscourse analysisen_US
dc.subjectSpainen_US
dc.subjectstigmaen_US
dc.titleHealthism and the experiences of social, healthcare and self-stigma of women with higher weighten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1057/s41285-019-00118-9
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-10
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-08-21
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-08-19
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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