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The Resource Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves

Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves

Label
Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture
Title
Framing fat
Title remainder
competing constructions in contemporary culture
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"According to public health officials, obesity poses significant health risks and has become a modern-day epidemic. A closer look at this so-called epidemic, however, suggests that there are multiple perspectives on the fat body, not all of which view obesity as a health hazard. Alongside public health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advertisers of the fashion-beauty complex, food industry advocates at the Center for Consumer Freedom, and activists at the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. Framing Fat takes a bird's-eye view of how these multiple actors construct the fat body by identifying the messages these groups put forth, particularly where issues of beauty, health, choice and responsibility, and social justice are concerned. Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves examine how laypersons respond to these conflicting messages and illustrate the gendered, raced, and classed implications within them. In doing so, they shed light on how dominant ideas about body fat have led to the moral indictment of body nonconformists, essentially 'framing' them for their fat bodies."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kwan, Samantha
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Graves, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Food habits
  • Body image
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Body image
  • Food habits
  • Obesity
  • United States
  • Obesity
  • Body Image
  • Food Habits
  • Public Opinion
  • Obesity
  • Body Image
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Public Opinion
  • United States
Label
Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A contested field -- Fat as frightful -- Fat as fatal -- Fat and food politics -- Fat and fair treatment -- Framing fat bodies
Control code
ocn831118228
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813560939
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jtwdr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831118228
Label
Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A contested field -- Fat as frightful -- Fat as fatal -- Fat and food politics -- Fat and fair treatment -- Framing fat bodies
Control code
ocn831118228
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813560939
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jtwdr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831118228

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