Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression

Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and TransgressionSince 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 pe

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Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion

Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & FashionIn this fun, fresh, fat positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives Hot Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat b

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) BodyFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself n n I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe I buried the girl I was becaus

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What's Wrong with Fat?

What's Wrong with Fat?The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic a battle of the bulge of not just national, but global proportions that requires drastic and immediate action Experts in the media, medical science, and government alike are scrambling to find answers What or who is responsible for th

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Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession

Fat: The Anthropology of an ObsessionAn eclectic and highly original examination of one of the most dynamic concepts and constructs in the world n nWith than one billion overweight adults in the world today, obesity has become an epidemic But fat is not as straightforward or even as uni versally damned as one might think Enlistin

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