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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
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Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
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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
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EBLCP
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
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Framing fat : competing constructions in contemporary culture, Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5hjch4
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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
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1 online resource (ix, 183 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780813560939
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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