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Bodies Out of Bounds

Fatness and Transgression

Bodies Out of Bounds( )
Editor: Braziel, Jana Evans
LeBesco, Kathleen
ISBN:978-0-520-22585-5
Publication Date:Sep 2001
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $31.95
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Bariatrics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.084 x 8.931 x 0.845 Inches
Book Weight:1.236 Pounds



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