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Fat shame : stigma and the fat body in American culture

Author: Amy Erdman Farrell
Publisher: New York, NY : New York University Press, ©2011.
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Locating the origins of the cultural denigration of fatness in the mid 19th century, Amy Erdman Farrell argues that the stigma associated with a fat body preceded any health concerns about a large body size. Farrell draws on a wide array of sources, including political cartoons, popular literature, postcards, advertisements, and physician's manuals to explore the link between our historic denigration of fatness and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Erdman Farrell
ISBN: 9780814727683 0814727689 9780814727690 0814727697
OCLC Number: 682920779
Description: x, 209 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Considering fat shame --
Fat, modernity, and the problem of excess --
Fat and the un-civilized body --
Feminism, citizenship, and fat stigma --
Narrating fat shame --
Refusing to apologize --
Conclusion: Horror, the horror --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Other Titles: Stigma and the fat body in American culture
Stigma & the fat body in American culture
Responsibility: Amy Erdman Farrell.

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