“The Fat Studies Reader does the important work of exploding assumed connections between weight and health. . .Feminists of all sizes who care about the answers should jump in to continue the discussion.”
“The publication of The Fat Studies Reader is a watershed in the institutionalization of this new subfield. The thick volume comprises forty succinct pieces authored by a mix of established researchers and budding new scholars, overwhelmingly women, working in diverse academic fields.”
“The essays rarely come across as didactic, and the milestone achievement of this collection is the way it combines public policy and chick-lit, eroto-politics and gay chubb-chasers, job discrimination and lesbian size queens.”
“It is, so far as I know, the first book of its kind on fat studies and hence represents essential reading for those who want to know what fat studies is all about as well as for those who have working in some component of the field but want a collection that deals with a vast variety of issues and places the movement in a wider context.”
-Metapsychology Online Reviews
That being said, I have not been able to read this entire book cover-to-cover.
It's difficult to persuade people to your point of view by by expecting them to slog through painfully dull academic writing.
I highly recommend this title for inclusion in any analysis of popular culture and it's effects on diversity.
this was not put together very well. I understand fat studies is a new area of study, but the organization was strange, some of the articles were not as relevant as they could have... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brooke L Reynolds
This is a text book made up of chapters which appear to be a bunch of senior thesis projects. The "chapters" really are truly research papers that the writers were hoping to... Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Marcia