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The contemporary reader of gender and fat studies

Amy Erdman Farrell (Editor)
"The Contemporary Reader of Gender and Fat Studies is a key reference work in contemporary scholarship situated at the intersection between Gender and Fat Studies, charting the connections and tensions between these two fields. Comprising over 20 essays from a range of diverse and international contributors, the reader is structured around the following key themes: theorizing gender and fat; narrating gender and fat; historicizing gender and fat; institutions and public policy; health and medicine; popular culture and media; and resistance. It is an intersectional collection, highlighting the ways that "gender" and "fat" always exist in connection with multiple other structures, forms of oppression, and identities, including race, ethnicity, sexualities, age, nationalities, disabilities, religion, and class. The Contemporary Reader of Gender and Fat Studies is essential reading for scholars and advanced students in Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Body Studies, Cultural Studies, Psychology and Health"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 2023
392 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
9780367691660, 9780367691684, 0367691663, 036769168X
Part I: Introduction; 1 Connecting Gender and Fat: Feminism, Intersectionality and Stigma; Part II: Discourses of Gender and Fat; 2 Undesirably Different: Hyper(in)visibilty and the Gendered Fat Body; 3 Gendered Fat Bodies as Neoliberal Bodies ; 4 To Have and Not to Hold: Queering Fatness; 5 Antiblackness, Gender and Fat; Part III: Narrating Gender and Fat; 6 Embodied Narration; 7 Fat Stories; Part IV: Historicizing Fatness; 8 The Politics of Fat and Gender in the Ancient World; 9 Historicizing Black Women’s Anti-Fatness; Part V: Gender and Fat in Institutions and Public Policy; 10 Public Policy and the Repercussions of Fat Stigma on Women and Children; April Michelle Herndon ; 11 Anti-fat and Anti-Latina Discourse and Policy in the United States; 12 Fatness, Gender, and Academic Achievement in Secondary and Postsecondary Education; Part VI: Gender and Fat in Health and Medicine ; 13 Eating Disorders, Gender, and Fat: Theorizing the Fat Body in Feminist Theories of Eating Disorders; 14 Immovable Subjects, Unstoppable Forces: Bariatric Surgery, Gender, and the Body; 15 Gender, Fat, and "Reproductive" Healthcare: Negotiating Fat Pregnancy in the Context of Eugenics; Part VII: Gender and Fat in Popular Culture and Media ; 16 Sexy, Docile Bodies: The Objectification and Paternalistic Management of Plus-Size Models; 17 Big-Gay Men Entering the Twenty-First Century: Global Perspectives on Fat-Affirming Subcultures and Imagery; 18 From Hattie McDaniel to Queen Latifah: Examining a New Mammy and other Fat Black Women Representations in Contemporary Media ; Part VIII: Gender, Fat and Resistance ; 19 Coming Out as Fat; 20 Fat Community; 21: Belle di Faccia: Fat Activism in Italy; 22 "Your belly is a heap of wheat:" a Torah of Fat Liberation; 23 Don’t Forget to Be Yourself; Part IX: In Memoriam Chapter 24 Friend of Cat