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Distribution and disavowal: Managing the parental stigma of Children's weight and weight loss

Davis, Jennifer; Goar, Carla; Manago, Bianca; Reidinger, Bobbi


Parents who seek weight loss treatment for their children find themselves pulled between double moral burdens. Blamed and shamed for the weight itself while culpable for the psychological effects of encouraging weight loss, parental stigma comes from multiple directions. Through interviews with parents who send their children to weight loss camps (N = 47), we ask: how do parents maintain a moral sense of self? We show that parents distribute moral blame for their children's weight and disavow...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.10.015


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