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A Bun in the OvenHow the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization$
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Barbara Katz Rothman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479855308

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479855308.001.0001

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The Risky Business of Life

The Risky Business of Life

(p.139) 9 The Risky Business of Life
A Bun in the Oven

Barbara Katz Rothman

NYU Press

This chapter explores the relationship between “risk society” and both the food and the birth movements. The risks of industrialized food, the obesity epidemic, food-borne illnesses, and the image of the ever-endangered fetus have driven a new approach to both food and birth as problems in “risk management.” The limitations of population and actuarial approaches to the complex problems of food and birth are addressed.

Keywords:   risk society, risk management, obesity, fetus

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