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The politics of size : perspectives from the fat acceptance movement

Author: Ragen Chastain
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Our society is body-size obsessed. The result? An environment where "fat people" are consistently shunned and discussed disparagingly behind their backs. Although fat people typically bear the brunt of the institutionalized oppression around being oversized, pervasive close-minded attitudes about body size in America affect everyone of all sizes--from people who are shamed for being too thin to those whose lives  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ragen Chastain
ISBN: 9781440829499 1440829497
OCLC Number: 879552979
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Express yourself : fat activism in the Web 2.0 age / Cat Pausé --
Fierce fat fashion / Cathy Miller --
Civil rights and size acceptance : a personal history / Josephine Cranberry --
Resisting negative stereotypes of female fatness / Lori Don Levan --
Anatomy of an activism campaign : a 2003 action against weight loss surgery marketing / Marilyn Wann --
My fat body : an axis for researh / Rebecca D. Harris --
A bigger tent / Nancy Ellis-Ordway --
Dating while fat : one fierce fat girl's experience / Jeanette Miller --
Bait and switch : commodification and agency in Diet or die : the Dolly Dimples weight reducing plan / Kate Browne --
A weighty judgment : reflections on ethical evaluation of size / Rory E. Kraft Jr. --
How I stopped shoulding on myself / Jessica Wilson --
Thin fat activism / Moniqa Paullet --
Come out come out wherever you are : queering a fat identity / Julianne Wotasik --
Women of color in size acceptance activism / Irene McCalphin and Juana Tango --
The pragmatic attitude in fat activism : race and rhetoric in the fat acceptance movement / Erec Smith --
Black women in fat activism / Rev. Dr. E-K Daufin --
Cows, pigs, whales : nonhuman animals, antifat bias, and exceptionalist logics / Kristen A. Hardy --
5F : on being different and loving it! / Nadav (Nadiva) Antebi --
"Fat doesn't crack" : exploring youth privilege in the context of fat / Lesleigh J. Owen --
Tales of a cyborg : a fat crip assemblage / Candace Buss. Volume 2. Fat and fit : possible, probable, protective? / Angela Meadows --
New frontiers in weight bias : the womb as ground zero in the war on obesity / Pamela Vireday --
10 things you can do right now to ease concerns about your weight and improve your health / Jon Robison --
Making healthy eating a reality through size acceptance and intuitive eating / Marsha Hudnall --
All the way from b(lame) to a(cceptance) : diabetes, health, and fat activism / Jennifer Lee --
Plus-size exercise : coping with fat fitness, stigma, and stereotypes at every level / Jeanette DePatie --
Fat athlete / Sabrina Wilson --
Fat athleticism and the impolitic body / Jayne Williams --
I know it wasn't the fish : fat in the consulting room / Cheryl L. Fuller --
Body shaming, binge eating disorder, and fat acceptance / Ashley Ruiz-Margenot --
Exploring weight bias and stigma : the model of appearance perceptions and stereotypes / Jennifer E. Copeland and Peter E. Jaberg --
Working with eating disorders and body image using expressive arts therapies / Deah Schwartz --
A "weigh" to go? Looking at school-based antifat interventions from a weight-based versus a health-based approach / Dr. Ameerah Mattar --
The fat academy : does being big keep you from getting big in scholarship? / Brittany Lockard --
Never delivering the whole package : family influence on fat daughters' college experiences / Heather Brown --
The university : 10 lessons about health promotions from a Big 10 university / Ronda Bokram --
The size friendly policy : a new approach to health, wellness, and rights in the workplace / Jay Solomon.
Responsibility: Ragen Chastain, editor.

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This book presents an unprecedented opportunity for people to hear from a simultaneously ostracized, ridiculed, and ignored group: fat Americans. Find out how the members of this very diverse group  Read more...

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"A nice collection for gender and women's studies programs and other fields interested in critical discourses about the body. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries." - Choice

 
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