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Murray, Samantha

The ‘Fat’ Female Body

Murray, Samantha - The ‘Fat’ Female Body, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: The ‘Fat’ Female Body: Pathological, Political and Phenomenological Imaginings
Samantha Murray

Part I. Pathologising Fatness: Medical Authority and Popular Culture

2. Positioning ‘Fatness’ in Our Cultural Imaginary
Samantha Murray

3. The ‘Normal’ and the ‘Pathological’: ‘Obesity’ and the Dis-eased ‘Fat’ Body
Samantha Murray

4. ‘Fat’ Bodies as Virtual Confessors and Medical Morality
Samantha Murray

Part II. ‘Fat’ Backlash: Activism and Identity Politics

5. Fed Up with Fat-Phobia: Coming Out as ‘Fat’
Samantha Murray

6. Fat Pride and the Insistence on the Voluntarist Subject
Samantha Murray

7. Fattening Up Foucault: A ‘Fat’ Counter-Aesthetic?
Samantha Murray

Part III. ‘Fat’ ‘Being’: Rethinking the ‘Body-Subject’ with Merleau-Ponty

8. Throwing Off Discourse? Questions of Ambivalence and the Mind/Body Split
Samantha Murray

9. (‘Fat’) ‘Being-In-The-World’: Merleau-Ponty’s Account of the ‘Body-Subject’
Samantha Murray

10. Embodiment as Ambiguity: ‘Fatness’ as it is Lived
Samantha Murray

11. An Afterword: ‘Fat’ Bodily Being?
Samantha Murray

Keywords: Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Health Psychology, Cultural and Media Studies, general, Sociology of the Body, Popular Science in Medicine and Health, Feminism

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
204 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230584419
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-36012-3

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