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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

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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
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
DLC
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Kwan, Samantha
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC628
LC item number
.K95 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Graves, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Food habits
  • Body image
  • Body image
  • Food habits
  • Obesity
  • United States
Label
Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-176) and index
Contents
A contested field -- Fat as frightful -- Fat as fatal -- Fat and food politics -- Fat and fair treatment -- Framing fat bodies
Control code
812791686
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 183 p.
Isbn
9780813560922
Lccn
2012033362
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)812791686
Label
Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-176) and index
Contents
A contested field -- Fat as frightful -- Fat as fatal -- Fat and food politics -- Fat and fair treatment -- Framing fat bodies
Control code
812791686
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 183 p.
Isbn
9780813560922
Lccn
2012033362
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)812791686

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