The Fat Studies Reader

By Esther Rothblum; Sondra Solovay | Go to book overview
Contents
Foreword: Fat Studies: An Invitation to Revolution Marilyn Wannxi
Acknowledgmentsxxvii
Introduction Sondra Solovay and Esther Rothblum1
PART I WHAT IS FAT STUDIES? THE SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTION OF FATNESS
1.The Inner Corset: A Brief History of Fat in the United States Laura Fraser11
2.Fattening Queer History: Where Does Fat History Go from Here? Elena Levy-Navarro15
PART II FAT STUDIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE
3.Does Social Class Explain the Connection Between Weight and Health? Paul Ernsberger25
4.Is “Permanent Weight Loss” an Oxymoron? The Statistics on Weight Loss and the National Weight Control Registry Glenn Gaesser37
5.What Is “Health at Every Size”? Deb Burgard41
6.Widening the Dialogue to Narrow the Gap in Health Disparities: Approaches to Fat Black Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Promotion Bianca D. M. Wilson54
7.Quest for a Cause: The Fat Gene, the Gay Gene, and the New Eugenics Kathleen LeBesco65

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