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The essays are widely interdisciplinary
they explore their subject with insight, originality, and humor. The contributors examine the intersections of fat with ethnicity, race, queerness, class, and minority cultures, as well as with historical variations in the signification of fat. They also consider ways in which "objective" medical and psychological discourses about fat people and food hide larger agendas. By illustrating how fat is a malleable construct that can be used to serve dominant economic and cultural interests, Bodies Out of Bounds stakes new claims for those whose body size does not adhere to society's confining standards.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Obesity Social aspects Miscellanea, Overweight women Social aspects Miscellanea, Body image Social aspects Miscellanea, Physical-appearance-based bias Miscellanea, Discrimination against overweight persons Miscellanea