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The fat studies reader

Author: Esther D Rothblum; Sondra Solovay
Publisher: New York : New York Unviersity Press, ©2009.
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We have all seen the segments on television news shows: A fat person walking on the sidewalk, her face out of frame so she can't be identified, as some disconcerting findings about the "obesity epidemic" stalking the nation are read by a disembodied voice. And we have seen the movies, their obvious lack of large leading actors silently speaking volumes. From the government, health industry, diet industry, news  Read more...
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther D Rothblum; Sondra Solovay
ISBN: 9780814776308 0814776302 9780814776315 0814776310 9780814776407 081477640X
OCLC Number: 320434071
Description: xxvii, 365 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword : fat studies: an invitation to revolution / Marilyn Wann --
Introduction / Sandra Solovay and Esther Rothblum --
The inner corset : a brief history of fat in the United States / Laura Fraser --
Fattening queer history : where does fat history go from here? / Elena Levy-Navarro --
Does social class explain the connection between weight and health? / Paul Ernsberger --
Is "permanent weight loss" an oxymoron? The statistics on weight loss and the national weight control registry / Glenn Gaesser --
What is "health at every size"? / Deb Burgard --
Widening the dialogue to narrow the gap in health disparities : approaches to fat black lesbian and bisexual women's health promotion / Bianca D.M. Wilson --
Quest for a cause: the fat gene, the gay gene, and the new eugenics / Kathleen LeBesco --
Prescription for harm : diet industry influence, public health policy, and the "obesity epidemic" / Pat Lyons --
Public fat : Canadian provincial governments and fat on the web / Laura Jennings --
That remains to be said : disappeared feminist discourses on fat in dietetic theory and practice / Lucy Aphramor and Jacqui Gingras --
Fatness (in)visible : polycystic ovarian syndrome and the rhetoric of normative femininity / Christina Fisanick --
Fat kids, working moms, and the "epidemic of obesity" : race, class, and mother blame / Natalie Boero --
Fat youth as common targets for bullying / Jacqueline Weinstock and Michelle Krehbiel --
Bon bon fatty girl : a qualitative exploration of weight bias in Singapore / Maho Isono, Patti Lou Watkins, and Lee Ee Lian --
Part-time fatso / S. Bear Bergman --
Double stigma : fat men and their male admirers / Nathaniel C. Pyle and Michael I. Loewy --
The shape of abuse : fat oppression as a form of violence against women / Tracy Royce --
Fat women as "easy targets" : achieving masculinity through hogging / Ariane Prohaska and Jeannine Gailey --
No apology : shared struggles in fat and transgender law / Dylan Vade and Sondra Solovay --
Access to the sky : airplane seats and fat bodies as contested spaces / Joyce L. Huff --
Neoliberalism and the constitution of contemporary bodies / Julie Guthman --
Sitting pretty : fat bodies, classroom desks, and academic excess / Ashley Hetrick and Derek Attig --
Stigma threat and the fat professor: reducing student prejudice in the classroom / Elena Andrea Escalera --
Fat stories in the classroom : what and how are they teaching about us? / Susan Koppelman --
Fat girls and size queens : alternative publications and the visualizing of fat and queer eroto-politics in contemporary American culture / Stefanie Snider --
Fat girls need fiction / Susan Stinson --
Fat heroines in chick-lit: gateway to acceptance in the mainstream? / Lara Frater --
The fat of the (border)land : food, flesh, and Hispanic masculinity in Willa Cather's 'Death Comes for the Archbishop' / Julia McCrossin --
Placing fat women on center stage / JuliaGrace Jester --
"The white man's burden" : female sexuality, tourist postcards, and the place of the fat woman in early 20th century U.S. culture / Amy Farrell --
The Roseanne Benedict Arnolds: how fat women are betrayed by their celebrity icons / Beth Bernstein and Matilda St. John --
Jiggle in my walk: the iconic power of the "big butt" in American pop culture / Wendy A. Burns-Ardolino --
Seeing through the layers : fat suits and thin bodies in 'the Nutty Professor' and 'Shallow Hal' / Katharina R. Mendoza --
Controlling the body : media representations, body size, and self-discipline / Dina Giovanelli and Stephen Ostertag --
"I'm allowed to be a sexual being" : the distinctive social conditions of the fat burlesque stage / D. Lacy Asbill --
Embodying fat liberation / Heather McAllister --
Not Jane Fonda : aerobics for fat women only / Jenny Ellison --
Exorcising the exercise myth: creating women of substance / Dana Schuster and Lisa Tealer --
Maybe it should be called fat American studies / Charlotte Cooper --
Are we ready to throw our weight around? Fat studies and political activism / Deb Burgard, Elana Dykewomon, Esther Rothblum, and Pattie Thomas --
Appendix A : fat liberation manifesto, November 1973 / Judy Freespirit and Aldebaran.
Responsibility: edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay ; foreword by Marilyn Wann.

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"These hard-hitting, provocative essays set the stage for a new paradigm honoring weight diversity and mark an important moment in the history of social justice" Linda Bacon, author of Health at Read more...

 
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