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Bodies out of bounds : fatness and transgression

Bodies out of bounds : fatness and transgression

Author: Jana Evans Braziel; Kathleen LeBesco
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.
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Examines social representations of the fat body. This work questions discursive constructions of fatness while analyzing the politics and power of corpulence and addressing the absence of fat people  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jana Evans Braziel; Kathleen LeBesco
ISBN: 0520217462 9780520217461 0520225856 9780520225855
OCLC Number: 925683141
Description: viii, 360 s
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Editors' Introduction: Bodies Out of Bounds Kathleen LeBesco and Jana Evans Braziel PART ONE: Revaluing Corpulence, Redefining Fat Subjectivities 1. "Fat Beauty," by Richard Klein 2. "A 'Horror of Corpulence': Interrogating Bantingism and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fat-Phobia," by Joyce L. Huff 3. "Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship," by Cecilia Hartley 4. "Queering Fat Bodies/Politics," by Kathleen LeBesco PART TWO: Representational Matrices of Power: Nationality, Gender, Sexuality, and Fatness 5. "Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo: A Fat Man's Recipe for Chicano Revolution," by Marcia Chamberlain 6. "Resisting Venus: Negotiating Corpulence in Exercise Videos," by Antonia Losano and Brenda A. Risch 7. "Fighting Abjection: Representing Fat Women," by Leia Kent PART THREE: Fat Perversities? Reconstructing Corpulent Sexualities 8. "Roscoe Arbuckle and the Scandal of Fatness," by Neda Ulaby 9. "Setting Free the Bears: Refiguring Fat Men on Television," by Jerry Mosher PART FOUR: Deconstructing the Carnivalesque, Grotesque, and Other Configurations of Corpulence 10. "'It's not over until the fat lady sings': Comedy, the Carnivalesque, and Body Politics," by Angela Stukator 11. "Devouring Women: Corporeality and Autonomy in Fiction by Women Since the 1960s," by Sarah Shieff 12. "Sex and Fat Chics: Deterritorializing the Fat Female Body," by Jana Evans Braziel PART FIVE: Bodies in Motion: Corpulence and Performativity 13. "'She's so fat': Facing the Fat Lady at Coney Island's Sideshows by the Seashore," by Sharon Mazer 14. "Fatties on Stage: Feminist Performances," by Petra Kuppers 15. "Divinity: A Dossier, a Performance Piece, a Little-Understood Emotion," by Michael Moon and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Jana Evans Braziel and Kathleen LeBesco.


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