The "Fat" Female Body
By (author) Samantha Murray
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Fat Female Body by Samantha Murray
Book DescriptionInvestigating the current interest in obesity and fatness, this book explores the problems and ambiguities that form the lived experience of 'fat' women in contemporary Western society. Engaging with dominant ideas about 'fatness', and analysing the assumptions that inform anti-fat attitudes in the West, The 'Fat' Female Body explores the moral panic over the 'obesity epidemic', and the intersection of medicine and morality in pathologising 'fat' bodies. It contributes to the emerging field of fat studies by offering not only alternative understandings of subjectivity, the (re)production of public knowledge(s) of 'fatness', and politics of embodiment, but also the possibility of (re)reading 'fat' bodies to foster more productive social relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230542587
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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'Fat' Female Body, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Samantha Murray
Exploring the rapidly increasing interest in obesity and fatness, this book engages with dominant ideas about 'fatness' and analyses the assumptions that inform anti-fat attitudes in the West, looking at the intersection of medicine and morality in pathologising 'fat' bodies.
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Author Biography - Samantha Murray
Samantha Murray is a Senior Researcher in the Gendered Violence Research Network at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to this, Samantha lectured in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Australia, and later worked in the not-for-profit sector. She has published several journal articles and book chapters on embodiment, and the discursive constructions of normalcy and pathology.
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