Fat Studies

Fat studies is an area of academic scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The fat studies list contains academic works on this topic and books that seek to create social change around weight oppression. Books that promote of the goal of weight loss are on a different topic.

The Fat Studies Reader
Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression
Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia
Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body
What's Wrong with Fat?
Fat! So?: Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size
What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat
Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement
Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body
Fat Is a Feminist Issue

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Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture
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