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"In this groundbreaking and fascinating text, Farrell repositions the fat body within a political framework...a must-read for feminists, body theorists, and anyone interested in understanding our cultural obsession with fat"-Amanda Cosco,Women's Post
“In this bold and powerful book, Amy Farrell uncovers the history, meanings, and consequences of fat stigma. With passion, insight, and eloquence, she condemns the many institutions that denigrate fat people, from the medical establishment and diet industry to the popular culture. Fat Shame challenges Americans of all sizes to accept each other without judgment.”-Elaine Tyler May,author of America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril and Liberation
Amy Farrell is Professor of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She is also the author of Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism. She lives in Carlisle with her husband and two children.
As someone who has studied fat and body image for almost 30 years, I found this work to be one of the most helpful and insightful books about the field that I have ever read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by T. A. Fisher
This was an excellent book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand America's prejudice against overweight individuals. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rachel Thompson
A very eye opening book. If you need any convincing that fat people are an oppressed group, this is your book.Published 18 months ago by Julian
Again I didn't finish this book, just like the book "Fat Politics" this was nothing more then another leftist rant. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Andrew
This book is much more academic than I thought. It is also entertaining and quite revealing of the social periods and people's attitudes on obesity. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kimberly Fujioka
I really loved this book and it opened up my mind to the multitude of ways that "fat shame" is used to oppress women, minorities, and the working class, both historically and... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by Justice
Fat stigma is an incredibly important topic. Unfortunately, nearly everything Farrell writes about obesity is wrong. The rest of the book is useless. Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Morgan Downey