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作者 Braziel, Jana Evans
書名 Bodies Out of Bounds : Fatness and Transgression
出版項 Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001
©2001
國際標準書號 9780520935518 (electronic bk.)
9780520217461
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (369 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Acknowledgments -- Editors' Introduction -- 1 Fat Beauty -- 2 A "Horror of Corpulence": Interrogating Bantingism and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fat-Phobia -- 3 Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship -- 4 Queering Fat Bodies/Politics -- 5 Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo: A Fat Man's Recipe for Chicano Revolution -- 6 Resisting Venus: Negotiating Corpulence in Exercise Videos -- 7 Fighting Abjection: Representing Fat Women -- 8 Roscoe Arbuckle and the Scandal of Fatness -- 9 Setting Free the Bears: Refiguring Fat Men on Television -- 10 "It's not over until the fat lady sings": Comedy, the Carnivalesque, and Body Politics -- 11 Devouring Women: Corporeality and Autonomy in Fiction by Women Since the 1960s -- 12 Sex and Fat Chics: Deterritorializing the Fat Female Body -- 13 "She's so fat . . .": Facing the Fat Lady at Coney Island's Sideshows by the Seashore -- 14 Fatties on Stage: Feminist Performances -- 15 Divinity: A Dossier, a Performance Piece, a Little-Understood Emotion -- Contributors -- Index
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. The contributors to this collection show that what counts as fat and how it is valued are far from universal; the variety of meanings attributed to body size in other times and places demonstrates that perceptions of corpulence are infused with cultural, historical, political, and economic biases. The exceptionally rich and engaging essays collected in this volume question discursive constructions of fatness while analyzing the politics and power of corpulence and addressing the absence of fat people in media representations of the body. The essays are widely interdisciplinary; they explore their subject with insight, originality, and humor. The contributors examine the intersections of fat with ethnicity, race, queerness, class, and minority cultures, as well as with historical variations in the signification of fat. They also consider ways in which "objective" medical and psychological discourses about fat people and food hide larger agendas. By illustrating how fat is a malleable construct that can be used to serve dominant economic and cultural interests, Bodies Out of Bounds stakes new claims for those whose body size does not adhere to society's confining standards
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Braziel, Jana Evans Bodies Out of Bounds : Fatness and Transgression Berkeley : University of California Press,c2001 9780520217461
主題 Body image -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.;Discrimination against overweight persons -- Miscellanea.;Obesity -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.;Overweight women -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.;Physical-appearance-based bias -- Miscellanea
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Alt Author LeBesco, Kathleen
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