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Fat activism : a radical social movement

Author: Charlotte Cooper
Publisher: Bristol, England : HammerOn Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charlotte Cooper, a fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times. In her expansive, intelligent grassroots study she: - Reveals details of fat activist methods and approaches - Features extensive accounts of fat activist historical roots going back over four decades - Explores
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Cooper
ISBN: 9781910849002 1910849006 9781910849019 1910849014
OCLC Number: 940929222
Description: 296 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Undoing. Proxies ; Developing fat activist research --
Doing. This is fat activism ; A meta social movement --
Locating. My awakening ; Understanding contexts ; Fat feminism ; Some starting points --
Travelling. Travel and power ; Movement and stagnation --
Accessing. Being the same ; Gentrifying fat ; Rethinking borders --
Queering. Defining queer ; Queer fat activism ; Who knows?
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Charlotte Cooper, a fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times. In her expansive, intelligent grassroots study she: - Reveals details of fat activist methods and approaches - Features extensive accounts of fat activist historical roots going back over four decades - Explores controversies and tensions in the movement - Shows that fat activism is an undeniably feminist and queer phenomenon. Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is a rare instance of fat people speaking about their lives and politics on their own terms. The book is the result of Charlotte's community-based doctoral research.--Amazon. CA.

"What is Fat Activism and why is it important? Charlotte Cooper, a fat activist with around 30 years experience, answers this question by lifting the lid on a previously unexplored social movement. Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is a rare insider's view of fat people speaking about their lives and politics on their own terms. It is part of a new wave of accessible, accountable and rigorous work emerging through Research Justice and the Para-Academy"--Page 4 of cover.

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Charlotte Cooper's fierce new book Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement should be required reading for scholars and activists. Cooper draws on extensive interviews with fat activists to render a Read more...

 
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