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“Acceptable Prejudice?”, McMichael, Lonie
Using bell hooks' ideology of domination, Lonie McMichael explores the phenomena of fat prejudice—from inception to resistance—through a rhetorical lens. Looking at the actual experiences of fat people, she argues that fat prejudice is neither acceptable nor tolerable in our societ . . .
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“Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health”, Biltekoff, Charlotte
A brilliant, intersectional analysis and a thoroughly enjoyable read, Eating Right in America brings a long-overdue skepticism to the insalubrious history of food - and weight - related finger wagging in America.  Duke University Press Books (2013)   Purchase book . . .
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“Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America's Obesity Epidemic”, Oliver, Eric
Oliver does a terrific job of showing how the so-called obesity epidemic has little to do with genuine health concerns. Instead, not surprisingly, it's all about money: drug manufacturers who finance "obesity institutes" that hype the dangers of overweight to sell diet drugs; diet and exercise . . .
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“Talking Fat: Health vs. Persuasion in the War on Our Bodies”, McMichael, Lonie
Considering empirical studies and statistics as well as the actual experience of fat people, Dr. McMichael asserts that the "war on obesity" is about many things, but it is not about health. She calls for a change in policy and perspective on fat in American society. Pearlsong Press (2012) &n . . .
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“Weighing in: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism”, Guthman, Julie
Guthman looks at attempts to "fix the problem" of "obesity" and argues that they (often unknowingly) perpetuate a neoliberal view of health and thinness as a matter of personal responsibility and conscious consumerism (which she finds problematic). The book contains a critique of the alternative f . . .
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