!!> Read ➱ Fat Shame ➵ Author Amy Erdman Farrell – Sigilo.us

!!> Read ➱ Fat Shame  ➵ Author Amy Erdman Farrell – Sigilo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 219 pages
  • Fat Shame
  • Amy Erdman Farrell
  • English
  • 22 February 2019
  • 0814727689

Fat Shame One Of Choice S Significant University Press Titles For Undergraduates, 2010 2011To Be Fat Hasn T Always Occasioned The Level Of Hysteria That This Condition Receives Today And Indeed Was Once Considered An Admirable Trait Fat Shame Stigma And The Fat Body In American Culture Explores This Arc, From Veneration To Shame, Examining The Historic Roots Of Our Contemporary Anxiety About Fatness Tracing The Cultural Denigration Of Fatness To The Mid 19th Century, Amy Farrell Argues That The Stigma Associated With A Fat Body Preceded Any Health Concerns About A Large Body Size Firmly In Place By The Time The Diet Industry Began To Flourish In The 1920s, The Development Of Fat Stigma Was Related Not Only To Cultural Anxieties That Emerged During The Modern Period Related To Consumer Excess, But, Even Profoundly, To Prevailing Ideas About Race, Civilization And Evolution For 19th And Early 20th Century Thinkers, Fatness Was A Key Marker Of Inferiority, Of An Uncivilized, Barbaric, And Primitive Body This Idea That Fatness Is A Sign Of A Primitive Person Endures Today, Fueling Both Our 60 Billion War On Fat And Our Cultural Distress Over The Obesity Epidemic Farrell Draws On A Wide Array Of Sources, Including Political Cartoons, Popular Literature, Postcards, Advertisements, And Physicians Manuals, To Explore The Link Between Our Historic Denigration Of Fatness And Our Contemporary Concern Over Obesity Her Work Sheds Particular Light On Feminisms Fraught Relationship To Fatness From The White Suffragists Of The Early 20th Century To Contemporary Public Figures Like Oprah Winfrey, Monica Lewinsky, And Even The Obama Family, Farrell Explores The Ways That Those Who Seek To Shed Stigmatized Identities Whether Of Gender, Race, Ethnicity Or Class Often Take Part In Weight Reduction Schemes And Fat Mockery In Order To Validate Themselves As Civilized In Sharp Contrast To These Narratives Of Fat Shame Are The Ideas Of Contemporary Fat Activists, Whose Articulation Of A New Vision Of The Body Farrell Explores In Depth This Book Is Significant For Anyone Concerned About The Contemporary War On Fat And The Ways That Notions Of The Civilized Body Continue To Legitimate Discrimination And Cultural Oppression.

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10 thoughts on “Fat Shame

  1. says:

    I really disliked the majority of this book, from about 20% to 80% in Why There were way too many detailed descriptions of comics, cartoons, and photos that after the 20th one or so, I stopped reading about them The same point is made a fat person is made fun of, or implicitly thought of as lazy or incompetent, or some other point in which fat inferior I get it I honestly do not need 1000 examples of every single cartoon that supports those claims to be described That would be raw researc I really disliked the majority of this book, from about 20% to 80% in Why There were way too many detailed descriptions of comics, cartoons, and photos that after the 20th one or so, I stopped reading about them The same point is made a fat person is made fun of, or implicitly thought of as lazy or incompetent, or some other point in which fat inferior I get it I honestly do not need 1000 examples of every single cartoon that supports those claims to be described That would be raw research I understand that in describing the photos, the author perpetuates her ideas through the phrasing of words and even describing what she sees, but honestly, I d rather see the original photos as well as hearing you describe them so I could see how differently, the author s de...

  2. says:

    I m obsessed with this book Its fascinating on so many levels Its about the history of fat denigration in America particularly white America I totally agree that being fat is not just a health issue but it has been coupled with derogatory labels on a person s character everything from being lazy, stupid, gluttonous, cold, greedy and worse This goes back hundreds of years and I found that fascinating I wish everyone could read it Its very academic and well researched that some might find i I m obsessed with this book Its fascinating on so many levels Its about the history of fat denigration in America particularly white America I totally agree that be...

  3. says:

    This is the fat studies book I ve been wanting to read It s thoughtful, and rigorous, and advances the conversation about fat as a cultural phenomenon It has its weaknesses its chapter on present day fat activism isn t particularly new and original, and while it contains a lot of interesting readings of postcards and other ephemera, I wondered sometimes whether the analysis relied too much ...

  4. says:

    Although a slim book, this is a great introduction into the field of Fat Studies The writing flows well, and incorporates history, feminism, advertising, in addition to medicine into the discussion of how America becam...

  5. says:

    Wow This one really had lightbulbs going off in my head Amy Erdman Farrell has really got into some detail with the history of fat stigma, and approaches the subject with a fully body positive attitude This book gave me so much to think about a...

  6. says:

    Interesting in the way that she draws the connections between fat shame and other social movements such as industrialisation and suffrage Also the notion of fat uncivilised , which is still prevalent albeit presented as an issue of health.

  7. says:

    A truly fascinating read I enjoyed reading about the ways in which fatness is intertwined historically and currently with ideas or who is a civilized citizen The construction of civilization as Euro American just amazes me but it clarified so much of how upper and middle classes understand the idea of upward mobility A person can be black but not like those black people And although Farrell s argument focuses on fatness, I see through her arguments how race and class carries the same con A truly fascinating read I enjoyed reading about the ways in which fatness is intertwined historically and currently with ideas or who is a civilized citizen The construction of civilization as Euro American just amazes me but it clarified so much of how upper and middle classes understand the idea of upward mobility A person can be black but not like those black people And although Farrell s argument focuses on fatness, I see through her arguments how race and class carries the same concept of excluded civilized citizenship On the whole I think this is well written, but I would have appreciatedimages anddiscussion of the current era of fat activism I think discussing racial and class divides within the current fat activist movement would have contributed extra depth to her analysis Also I m really interested about the intersection of the civilized body, fatness and disability from a civilized citizen perspective I...

  8. says:

    A fascinating book about the way we, as a society, have changed how we perceive fat Once the sign of the rich and prosperous, it changed to something to be reviled and made fun of This book looks at what was happening in the 19th century, both politically and culturally, to examine why this change occurred It was interesting to read about how the link between obesity and ill health is actually predicated upon a lot of factors n...

  9. says:

    Fat Shame is an accessible, engaging history of the evolution of ideas about fatness in the United States, illustrating how fat began as a sign of success and became a mark of shame, long before it was imagined to be a health risk While the underlying ideas won t be new to anyone familiar with fat studies, through her close rea...

  10. says:

    Felt like it didn t need to be an entire book, or, in other words, it was too long and repetitive Basic theme is the shift from fat as a symbol of wealth and power to one of personal weakness and unattractiveness occurred earlier than commo...

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