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//-->www.ebook3000.comBody ProblemsBen AggerFor the first time in human history, people in industrial societies have access to anabundance of calories. Changes in work, transportation, housing, leisure, and diethave created a perfect storm: People consume too much high-fructose corn syrup,marbled meat, and processed food, but don’t expend these calories in exercise.Health problems of obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol have been the result.Body industries such as dieting, gyms, personal training, fashion, and even bariatricsurgery attempt to heal the wounds created by mass-produced food and sedentarywork and leisure. Long-distance runners do not depend on body industries andthe medical model of body sciences to live a whole and healthy life. The pioneeringtraining theories of Kenneth Cooper, Bill Bowerman, and Arthur Lydiard areexplained. An Indian tribe called the Tarahumara, native long-distance runners whorun barefoot and in thin sandals, is discussed. Also considered are people who runmarathons, ultramarathons, trail races, and transcons—3,000 mile journeys acrossthe U.S. and 4,000 miles across the Sahara Desert!Ben Aggeris Professor of Sociology and Humanities and directs the Center forTheory at the University of Texas at Arlington. Having received his higher educationin Canada (BA and MA, York University, and PhD, University of Toronto), he doesinterdisciplinary work in critical social theory, media/cultural studies, and bodysociology. He edits the journalFast Capitalism(www.fastcapitalism.com), and hismost recent book isThe Sixties at 40.www.ebook3000.comFraming 21st Century Social IssuesThe goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable “thinking frames” on today’s socialproblems and social issues by leading scholars. These are available for view onhttp://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html.For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the RoutledgeSocial IssuesCollectionnow offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide “overviews” toimportant social issuesas well asteachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Rout-ledge and other presses.As an instructor, click to the website to view the library and decide how to build your customanthology and which thinking frames to assign. Students can choose to receive the assigned materialsin print and/or electronic formats at an affordable price.Body ProblemsRunning and Living Long in a Fast-FoodSocietyBen AggerSex, Drugs, and DeathAddressing Youth Problems in AmericanSocietyTammy AndersonThe Stupidity EpidemicWorrying About Students, Schools, andAmerica’s FutureJoel BestEmpire Versus DemocracyThe Triumph of Corporate and MilitaryPowerCarl BoggsContentious IdentitiesEthnic, Religious, and Nationalist Conflicts inToday’s WorldDaniel ChirotThe Future of Higher EducationDan Clawson and Max PageWaste and ConsumptionCapitalism, the Environment, and the Life ofThingsSimonetta Falasca-ZamponiRapid Climate ChangeCauses, Consequences, and SolutionsScott G. McNallThe Problem of Emotions in SocietiesJonathan H. TurnerOutsourcing the WombRace, Class, and Gestational Surrogacy in aGlobal MarketFrance Winddance TwineChanging Times for Black ProfessionalsAdia Harvey WingfieldWhy Nations Go to WarA Sociology of Military ConflictMark Worrellwww.ebook3000.comBody ProblemsRunning and Living Longin a Fast-Food SocietyBen AggerUniversity of Texas, Arlingtonwww.ebook3000.comFirst published 2011by Routledge270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016Simultaneously published in the UKby Routledge2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RNRoutledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business© 2011 Taylor & FrancisThe right of Ben Agger to be identified as author of thiswork has been asserted by him in accordance with sections77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.Typeset in Garamond and Gill Sans by EvS Communication Networx, Inc.All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or uti-lized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known orhereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any informationstorage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.Trademark Notice:Product or corporate names may be trademarks orregistered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanationwithout intent to infringe.Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication DataAgger, Ben.The stupidity epidemic : worrying about students, schools, and America’s future /Ben Agger.p. cm. — (Framing 21st century social issues)1. Educational accountability—United States. 2. Educational productivity—UnitedStates. 3. Education—Political aspects—United States. I. Title.LB2806.22.A38 2011370.973—dc222010027986ISBN13: 978-0-415-89198-1 (pbk)ISBN13: 978-0-203-83428-2 (ebk)www.ebook3000.com [ Pobierz całość w formacie PDF ]