The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity (European Perspectives: a Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism) (eBook) [WorldCat.org]
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The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity (European Perspectives: a Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)

Author: C Jon Delogu; Georges Vigarello
Publisher: Columbia University Press.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Tracing the link between changing attitudes toward body size and modern conceptions of class, society, and self.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Jon Delogu; Georges Vigarello
ISBN: 9780231535304 0231535309 9780231159760 0231159765
OCLC Number: 1091530469
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction Part 1 1. The Prestige of the Big Person 2. Liquids, Fat, and Wind 3. The Horizon of Fault 4. The Fifteenth Century and the Contrasts of Slimming Part 2 5. The Shores of Laziness 6. The Plural of Fat 7. Exploring Images, Defining Terms 8. Constraining the Flesh Part 3 9. Inventing Nuance 10. Stigmatizing Powerlessness 11. Toning Up Part 4 12. The Weight of Figures 13. Typology Fever 14. From Chemistry to Energy 15. From Energy to Diets Part 5 16. The Dominance of Aesthetics 17. Clinical Obesity and Everyday Obesity 18. The Thin Revolution 19. Declaring "The Martyr" Part 6 Conclusion Notes Index

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Vigarello offers up a grande bouffe of food for thought, tracing the impact of evolving mores and medicines on society's perception of an often stigmatized condition. Nature Vigarello masterfully Read more...

 
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