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The 'Fat' Female Body

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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 pathologizing "fat" bodies.
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published December 9th 2008)
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abatage
Jun 13, 2009 rated it liked it
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An enjoyable and interesting perspective on the state of body image and collective discourse that surrounds it. Samantha Murray does a good job of reviewing and critiquing those who developed concepts in the past (such as Foucault, Ponty, etc), as well as discussing contemporary interpretations and theories on 'fat' politics.

In its entirety, this book is engaging and comprehensive in its consideration of different facets on the theme. There's no real solution given to the issues raised, but ther
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