The Fat Studies Reader

The Fat Studies Reader Winner of the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in PsychologyWinner of the Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women s Studies from the Popular C
  • Title: The Fat Studies Reader
  • Author: Esther D. Rothblum Sondra Solovay Marilyn Wann
  • ISBN: 9780814776315
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fat Studies Reader
    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in PsychologyWinner of the 2010 Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women s Studies from the Popular Culture AssociationWe 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 discoWinner of the 2010 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in PsychologyWinner of the 2010 Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women s Studies from the Popular Culture AssociationWe 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 cadre 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 The Fat Studies Reader is a milestone achievement, bringing together fifty three diverse voices to explore a wide range of topics related to body weight From the historical construction of fatness to
    The Fat Studies Reader By Esther D. Rothblum Sondra Solovay Marilyn Wann,

    Fat Studies Vol , No Taylor Francis Elevating the Voices and Research of Fat Scholars and Activists Standpoint Theory in Fat Studies Editorial editorial Elevating the Voices and Research of Fat Scholars and Activists Standpoint Theory in Fat Studies Laurie Cooper Stoll Darci L Thoune Pages Published online Jul . Explainer what is fat studies Sep , Fat studies is an academic area of research and scholarship It s not about fat as a dietary substance, but rather about fat human bodies Fat studies is The Fat Studies Reader nyupress The Fat Studies Reader is a milestone achievement, bringing 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. Fat Studies New Discourses Fat studies, as such, is very concerned with the positive representation of fat, especially in marketing materials It advocates for plus sized clothing to be referred to as fatshion , for example, and encourages modeling campaigns that portray fat people especially women as equally sexy. The Fat Studies Reader Medicine Health Jan , This burgeoning movement, known as fat studies, includes scholars from every field, as well as activists, artists, and intellectuals The Fat Studies Reader is a milestone achievement, bringing together fifty three diverse voices to explore a wide range of topics related to body weight. The Fat Studies Reader by Esther D Rothblum Oct , NYU Press With a winning audacity, The Fat Studies Reader announces its intention to serve as the foundation of a new academic field Its editors present convincing voices from law, medicine, social sciences and the humanities, making it difficult to dismiss their case that the time has come for fat studies. List of issues Fat Studies Taylor Francis An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. Fat Studies Academic Nonsense Disguised as Scholarship Courses in fat studies have been offered at several colleges, and it s been accepted with surprising rapidity as a legitimate area of study Now, the basic premise of all of these identity based

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    About " Esther D. Rothblum Sondra Solovay Marilyn Wann "

  • Esther D. Rothblum Sondra Solovay Marilyn Wann

    Esther D Rothblum is professor of women s studies at San Diego State University She is the editor or co editor of over twenty books, including Overcoming Fear of Fat from BN

  • 816 Comments

  • This is a text book made up of chapters which appear to be a bunch of senior thesis projects The chapters really are truly research papers that the writers were hoping to publish in some sort of journal, probably one related to sociology The chapters even have sections such as methodology , results etc I m telling you, the editors grabbed a bunch of senior research papers and stuck them together calling them a book So, this is excruciating to read, really very very horrible to read for a person [...]


  • This is an outstanding edited collection Part manifesto, part future research agenda, this book offers the starting point for an understanding of health, fitness and the weight loss industry There is attention to size diversity in education, sexuality, popular culture and politics Edited collections are often uneven in terms of research and writing But this is beautifully written, evocative research It is also incredible value for a library collection For students and staff, this single book pro [...]


  • WEIGHING INJessica Holden SherwoodReview of The Fat Studies ReaderEdited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra SolovayNYU PressWith a winning audacity, The Fat Studies Reader announces its intention to serve as the foundation of a new academic field Its editors present convincing voices from law, medicine, social sciences and the humanities, making it difficult to dismiss their case that the time has come for fat studies As the student authors of one essay note, the subject overflows disciplinary bounda [...]


  • Julie Guthman, Neoliberalism and the Constitution of Contemporary Bodies pp.187 196p.190 As Harvey notes in The Condition of Postmodernity 1989 , several possible fixes for the crisis existed in theory, but none was all too pretty Devaluations which did occur, notably in the rust belt are always politically fraught macro economic regulation of the Keynesian sort was exactly what the right was out to dismantle, and temporal fixes of infrastructural development which displace the problem into the [...]


  • I m sure that academics particularly those in the Women s Studies field will love this anthology but for the average reader it is a bit dense There is a lot of good things going on in here, but the academic nature of the tome will put lots of people off Bottom line is that the average person interested in issues of fat in society will find Shapely Prose or Kate Harding s book Lessons from the Fatosphere far accessible.



  • A much needed anthology, though I already was aware of much of the information in it as will be most people with any background in feminism The chapters are usually at least marginally interesting, and are thankfully free of psychobabble or impractical recommendations to love yourself out of fat stigma Honestly, the first chapters focusing on that stigma and the horrific effects it can have depressed me Fat shame is the last acceptable prejudice, but it s so entrenched that it will take generati [...]


  • This is an excellent point of entry if you are not familiar with research in the area of fat studies The essays cover a great breadth of topics relevant to many traditional academic disciplines medicine, public health, history, rhetoric, political science sociology anthropology, literature, etc Although the chapters are brief, they provide citations to previous work that you can easily track down if you want to explore any particular topic in greater depth Some of the essays serve primarily as l [...]


  • A good starting place Skim through it to get the info that is interesting to you and then check the handy bibliography that every single chapter has for info.This is a very broad treatment and I only found about 50% of it interesting and only slightly of it was coherent Multiple chapters are of interest only to those who are forever seeking to increase their fluency in the language of pretension.Over all, I would much highly recommend editor Marilyn Wann s Fat So for a layperson Campos s Obes [...]


  • So far, this is an excellent Reader The Forward by Marilyn Wann author of FAT SO gave an excellent overview of fat oppression Its a good start for anyone interested in this subject It was also a sort of call to arms about this discipline of study Although the very first essay did did start off with a White essentialist point of view, i can tell from the table of contents that this Reader is set to dicuss the intersections of various oppression with fat oppression I am hopefulever, there is still [...]


  • I didn t read every chapter in this, I focused on the ones relevant to the anthropology sociology course I am planning These changed the way I look at obesity and the so called obesity epidemic In short, this book has introduced a whole new set of necessary scare quotes to my life, and I am grateful.


  • I, of course, am leaving my co authored contribution out of this review.Great contributions to the emerging field of fat studies, especially the work on social constructions of fat beauty and fat activism Personally loved Asbill s contribution.


  • It took me awhile to get through this one, but it was worth it The essays sort of reminded me of things my ex gf would write when she was in a gender studies class in grad school I mean that in a positive way, as she was a good writer.


  • This is a decent introduction to the field and its major concerns, but if you re already well versed in HAES and related concepts, a lot of this info is probably old hat The personal essays and participant observation research pieces are definitely the strongest in the collection.



  • i want to come back to this book at some point in the future i got a lot out of the essays on health and queer stuff.




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