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The Resource Fat bodies, health and the media, Jayne Raisborough

Fat bodies, health and the media, Jayne Raisborough

Label
Fat bodies, health and the media
Title
Fat bodies, health and the media
Statement of responsibility
Jayne Raisborough
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our televisions bulge with weight-loss shows, as the news warn of the obesity epidemic. Fat is such a villain that larger people are stigmatized and we all are seduced by life-changing claims of a multi-billion pound diet industry. Yet, when we question if our bathroom scales can really tell us about our health, we start to ask just why and how fat holds such fascination. In this book, Jayne Raisborough explores interpretations of fat bodies from Palaeolithic Europe to Poverty Porn TV to argue that fats materiality makes it ripe for stigmatising associations. However, especially in a social context that presents health as a matter of choice, fat also emerges as an ideal redemptive substance to be pummelled and starved into submission. This book presents a fat sensibility to demonstrate how fat is helping us all become responsibilised healthy-citizens. It asks just what self are we being asked to diet ourselves into? Jayne Raisborough is Reader at the School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Brighton, UK. She is the author of Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self and co-editor of Risk, Identities and the Everyday. Her current work is an empirical, visual, exploration of womens negotiations of anti-ageing culture
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
306.4/613
Index
index present
LC call number
HM636
LC item number
.R35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fat bodies, health and the media, Jayne Raisborough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Fat, the Media and a Fat Sensibility -- 2. The Matter of Fat -- 3. Fat Gets Melodramatic: The Obesity Epidemic and the News -- 4. Fat Finds Lifestyle: Introducing Reality Television -- 5. The Before: Fat Gets Ready for a Makeover -- 6. Sweat and Tears: Working at Redemption -- 7. Fat and on Benefits: The Obese Turn Abese -- 8. Conclusion: Fat Sensibility or Moral Panic?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781137288868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)934193339
Label
Fat bodies, health and the media, Jayne Raisborough
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Fat, the Media and a Fat Sensibility -- 2. The Matter of Fat -- 3. Fat Gets Melodramatic: The Obesity Epidemic and the News -- 4. Fat Finds Lifestyle: Introducing Reality Television -- 5. The Before: Fat Gets Ready for a Makeover -- 6. Sweat and Tears: Working at Redemption -- 7. Fat and on Benefits: The Obese Turn Abese -- 8. Conclusion: Fat Sensibility or Moral Panic?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781137288868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)934193339

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