Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West

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New York University Press, 2002 - History - 294 pages
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The modern struggle against fat cuts deeply and pervasively into American culture. Dieting, weight consciousness, and widespread hostility toward obesity form one of the fundamental themes of modern life.

Fat History explores the meaning of fat in contemporary Western society and illustrates how progressive changes, such as growth in consumer culture, increasing equality for women, and the refocusing of women's sexual and maternal roles have influenced today's obsession with fat.

Brought up-to-date with a new preface and filled with narrative anecdotes, Fat History explores fat's transformation from a symbol of health and well-being to a sign of moral, psychological, and physical disorder.

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User Review  - Sophia - Goodreads

This book reminds me of one of my favorite Ani Difranco quote "for every lie I unlearn, I learn something new." This is a great explanation of our cultural obsession with bodies. And how much of what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

I don't know how I missed this when it originally came out years ago. Stearns has some really interesting ideas about the history of our obsession with fat and weight loss. It's definitely a departure from the typical feminist screeds on body image, and I enjoyed this different perspective. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University.

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