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The Resource The Fat studies reader, edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay ; foreword by Marilyn Wann

The Fat studies reader, edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay ; foreword by Marilyn Wann

Label
The Fat studies reader
Title
The Fat studies reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay ; foreword by Marilyn Wann
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 media, and popular culture we hear that we should all be focused on our weight. But is this national obsession with weight and thinness good for us? Or is it just another form of prejudice, one with especially dire consequences for many already disenfranchised groups? For decades a growing group of scholars has been examining the role of body weight in society, critiquing the underlying assumptions, prejudices, and effects of how people perceive and relate to fatness. This burgeoning movement, known as fat studies, includes scholars from every field, as well as activists, artists, and intellectuals. This book brings together fifty-three diverse voices to explore a wide range of topics related to body weight. From the historical construction of fatness to public health policy, from job discrimination to social class disparities, from chick lit to airline seats, this collection covers it all. Edited by two leaders in the field, it is a resource that provides a historical overview of fat studies, an in depth examination of the movement's fundamental concerns, and an up-to-date look at its innovative research
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
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  • Rothblum, Esther D
  • Solovay, Sondra
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  • Obesity
  • Overweight persons
  • Obesity
Label
The Fat studies reader, edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay ; foreword by Marilyn Wann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn320434071
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 365 p.
Isbn
9780814776315
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017385
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)320434071
Label
The Fat studies reader, edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay ; foreword by Marilyn Wann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn320434071
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 365 p.
Isbn
9780814776315
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017385
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)320434071

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