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Revolting Bodies?

The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity

Revolting Bodies?( )
Author: LeBesco, Kathleen
ISBN:978-1-55849-429-9
Publication Date:Dec 2003
Publisher:University of Massachusetts Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.95
Book Description:

Viewed as both unhealthy and unattractive, fat people are widely represented in popular culture and in interpersonal interactions as revolting -- as agents of abhorrence and disgust. Yet if we think about "revolting" in a different way, Kathleen LeBesco argues, we can recognize fatness as not simply an aesthetic state or a medical condition, but a political one. If we think of revolting in terms of overthrowing authority, rebelling, protesting, and rejecting, then corpulence carries...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Bariatrics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.24 x 8.58 Inches
Book Weight:0.598 Pounds



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