• Title : Fat

  • Author:

  • Ranting:

  • ISBN: 1585423866

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 256 pages


Fat Description

An eclectic and highly original examination of one of the most dynamic concepts and constructs in the world.With than one billion overweight adults in the world today, obesity has become an epidemic But fat is not as straightforward or even as uni versally damned as one might think Enlisting thirteen anthropologists and a fat activist, editors and anthropologists Don Kulick and Anne Meneley have produced an unconventional and unprecedented examination of fat in various cultural and social contexts In this anthology, these writers argue that fat is neither a mere physical state nor an inert concept Instead, it is a construct built by culture and judged in courts of public opinion, courts whose laws vary from society to society.From the anthropology of fat talk among teenage girls in Sweden to the veneration of Spam in Hawaii from fear of the fat sucking pishtaco vampire in the Andes to the underground allure of fat porn stars like Supersize Betsy this anthology provides fresh perspectives on a subject complex than love handles, and less easily understood than a number on a scale Fat proves that fat can be beautiful, evil, pornographic, delicious, shameful, ugly, or magical It all depends on who and where you are..



Fat Reviews

thumbnail Title: Fat
Author:Don Kulick
ISBN :1585423866
ranting: 1.5
Reviewer: 71 Reviews
Description: An eclectic and highly original examination of one of the most dynamic concepts and constructs in the world.With than one billion overweight adults in the world today, obesity has become an epidemic

6574 Users Online Now