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Title Bodies out of bounds : fatness and transgression / edited by Jana Evans Braziel and Kathleen LeBesco
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 360 pages)
Contents Fat beauty / Richard Klein -- A "horror of corulence": interrogating Bantingism and Mid-nineteenth-century fat-phobia / Joyce L. Huff -- Letting ourselves go: making room for the fat body in feminist scholarship / Cecilia Hartley -- Queering fat bodies/politics / Kathleen LeBesco -- Oscar Zeta Acosta's 'autobiography of a brown buffalo': A fat man's recipe for chicano revolution / Marcia Chamberlain -- Resisting Venus: negotiating corpulence in exercise videos / Antonia Losano and Brenda a. Risch -- Fighting abjection: representing fat women / Le'a Kent -- Roscoe Arbuckle and the scandal of fatness / Neda Ulaby -- Setting free the bears; refiguring fat men on television / Jerry Mosher -- "It's not over until the fat lady sings": comedy, the carnivalesque and body politics / Angela Stukator -- Devouring women: corporeality and autonomy in fiction by women since the 1960s / Sarah Shieff
Sex and fat chics: deterritorializing the fat female body / Jana Evans Braziel -- "She's so fat ... ": facing the fat lady at Coney Island's Sideshows by the seashore / Sharon Mazer -- Fatties on Stage: feminist performances / Petra Kuppers -- Divinity: a dossier, a performance piece, a little-understood emotion / Michael Moon and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Summary Since World War II, when the diet and fitness industries promoted mass obsession with weight and body shape, fat has been a dirty word. In the United States, fat is seen as repulsive, funny, ugly, unclean, obscene, and above all as something to lose. Bodies Out of Bounds challenges these dominant perceptions by examining social representations of the fat body
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Body image -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.
Discrimination against overweight persons -- Miscellanea.
Obesity -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.
Overweight women -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.
Physical-appearance-based bias -- Miscellanea.
Body Image.
Obesity -- psychology.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
Author Braziel, Jana Evans, 1967-
LeBesco, Kathleen, 1970-
LC no. 2001027446
ISBN 0520935519 (electronic bk.)
9780520935518 (electronic bk.)
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