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Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression [ Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression by Braziel, Jana Evans ( Author ) Paperback Sep- 2001 ] Paperback Sep- 13- 2001
Paperback, 391 pages
Published July 2nd 2001 by University of California Press (first published 2001)
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Tara Brabazon
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
Edited collections are tricky to write, edit and read. Without some careful framing and attention that can become too fragmented, disconnected and varied. That is the tendency with _Bodies out of Bounds_. There are fine chapters by Antonia Losano and Brenda Risch ("Resisting Venus: negotiating corpulence in exercise videos) and Jerry Mosher's "Setting free the bears: refiguring fat men on television."

My concern is the entire book explores representation, yet lacks theoretical rigour or precision
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Stephanie Meunier
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it
I read this for a research paper on fat activism during my undergrad and I have to say it was very useful and I would read it more thoroughly now that a deadline isn't hanging above my head. I think it's a good introduction to fat studies and different branches of fat activism. Some of the essays are critical of some branches of fat activism (too reactionary, too liberal, etc.). Does an okay but incomplete job at being intersectional.
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