Queering Fat Embodiment (Queer Interventions) by Cat Pausé,Jackie Wykes,Samantha Murray

By Cat Pausé,Jackie Wykes,Samantha Murray

Cultural anxieties approximately fatness and the attendant stigmatisation of fats our bodies, have lent a scientific authority and cultural legitimacy to what might be defined as ’fat-phobia’. opposed to the backdrop of the ever-growing medicalisation, pathologisation, and commodification of fatness, coupled with the ethical panic over an alleged ’obesity epidemic’, this quantity brings jointly the newest scholarship from quite a few serious disciplines to problem present rules of fats and fats embodiment. laying off mild at the ways that fats embodiment is lived, skilled, regulated and (re)produced throughout a variety of cultural websites and contexts, Queering fats Embodiment destabilises demonstrated principles approximately fats our bodies, making specific the intersectionality of fats identities and thereby countering the statement that fats stories has in recent times reproduced a white, ableist, heteronormative subjectivity in its analyses. A serious queer exam on fatness, Queering fats Embodiment might be of curiosity to students of cultural and queer thought, sociology and media reviews, engaged on questions of embodiment, stigmatisation and gender and sexuality.

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