Bodies Out of Bounds

Bodies Out of Bounds

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qThis is an exceptional collection--the subject is of obvious importance, yet terribly undertheorized and unexamined. I know of no other work that offers what this collection provides.q--Marcia Millman, author of Such a Pretty Face: Being Fat in America q. . . A valuable contribution to scholarly debates on the place of excessive bodies in contemporary culture. This book promises to enrich all areas of inquiry related to the politics of bodies.q--Carole Spitzack, author of Confessing Excess: Women and the Politics of Body Reduction qThis anthology includes a wide range of perceptive and original essays, which explore and analyze the underlying ideologies that have made fat qincorrect.q Echoing the spirit of the nineteenth-century adage about children who should be neither seen nor heard, some of the authors powerfully remind us that we keep qbodies out of boundq silenced and unseen-unless, of course, we need to peek at the comic or grotesque.q--Raquel Salgado Scherr, co-author of Face Value: The Politics of Beauty qThrough textual analyses, video/film analyses, television theory, and literary theory, this collection demonstrates the various ways in which dominant representations of fat and corpulence have been both demonized and rendered invisible. . . . This volume will be a crucial corollary to work on the tyranny of slenderness; a collection of different perspectives on the fat body is sorely missing in women's studies, communication, and media studies.q--Sarah Banet-Weiser, author of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National IdentityElla Shohat and Robert Stam, Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (London: Routledge, 1994), 198 ... The showa#39;s producer, Bud Yorkin, told TV Guide: aquot;The time has come when we dona#39;t have to put a color on whata#39;s funny anbsp;...

Title:Bodies Out of Bounds
Author:Jana Evans Braziel, Kathleen LeBesco
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2001


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