Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and  contemporary panics around health and body size.

Karen Throsby's Immersion:Marathon swimming, embodiment and identity is out now with Manchester University Press. Rosemary Lucy Hill's Gender, Metal and the Media is just published with Palgrave.

CIGS Christmas Collection - please donate sanitary towels and tampons for women experiencing poverty and using food banks.  

Real meals: radical diets, science and the masculinisation of weight loss Wednesday 7th December 2016 12:00-13:30 Social Sciences Building 12.21/25 All welcome