Queering Fat Embodiment

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Cat Pausť, Jackie Wykes, Samantha Murray
Routledge, 23 mei 2016 - 170 pagina's
Cultural anxieties about fatness and the attendant stigmatisation of fat bodies, have lent a medical authority and cultural legitimacy to what can be described as ’fat-phobia’. Against the backdrop of the ever-growing medicalisation, pathologisation, and commodification of fatness, coupled with the moral panic over an alleged ’obesity epidemic’, this volume brings together the latest scholarship from various critical disciplines to challenge existing ideas of fat and fat embodiment. Shedding light on the ways in which fat embodiment is lived, experienced, regulated and (re)produced across a range of cultural sites and contexts, Queering Fat Embodiment destabilises established ideas about fat bodies, making explicit the intersectionality of fat identities and thereby countering the assertion that fat studies has in recent years reproduced a white, ableist, heteronormative subjectivity in its analyses. A critical queer examination on fatness, Queering Fat Embodiment will be of interest to scholars of cultural and queer theory, sociology and media studies, working on questions of embodiment, stigmatisation and gender and sexuality.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Why Queering Fat Embodiment?
1
Performativity the Closet Shame and Orientation
13
3 Becoming Travolta
27
The Spectre Outside the House of Desire
31
A Meditation
49
Queering Fat Transmasculine Embodiment
61
Queering Fat in Cyberspace
75
Sex with the Lights On
89
The Relationship between Fatness and Disability and the Hope for a Livable World
97
Queer Activism and the Fat Male Body
115
How Fat Bodies Queer Fashion and Consumption
131
Index
147
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Over de auteur (2016)

Cat Pausť is Lecturer in Human Development and Fat Studies Researcher at Massey University, New Zealand. Jackie Wykes is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne, Australia Samantha Murray is the author of The ’Fat’ Female Body, and co-editor of Somatechnics: Queering the Technologisation of Bodies.

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