Defiantly Fat, Gay, and Sexual: Negotiating Shame of Size and Sexuality

Defiantly Fat, Gay, and Sexual: Negotiating Shame of Size and Sexuality Sex Roles (2015) 72:262–264 DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0459-z BOOK REVIEW Defiantly Fat, Gay, and Sexual: Negotiating Shame of Size and Sexuality Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma. By Jason Whitesel, New York, NYU Press, 2014. 177 pp. $22.00 (paperback) ISBN: 9780814724125 Amanda E Fehlbaum Published online: 11 March 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 Physical appearance is extremely important within the To understand how the men seek dignity and respect amidst gay community in the United States. It has been well- their marginalization, Whitesel engaged in field research for documented that gay men perceive weight to be a strong factor nearly three years with an Ohio chapter of Girth & Mirth, a in physical attraction and are more likely to have lower body club for big gay men. He incorporates accounts from fat gay satisfaction compared to straight men (Boroughs and men who voice their feelings about the sense of inclusion they Thompson 2002;Morrison et al. 2004). Wrench and Knapp feel in the club and describes the effects of rejection they feel 2008 found that gay and bisexual men had significantly higher from the rest of the gay community. Throughout the book, levels of anti-fat attitudes, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Defiantly Fat, Gay, and Sexual: Negotiating Shame of Size and Sexuality

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-015-0459-z
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Sex Roles (2015) 72:262–264 DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0459-z BOOK REVIEW Defiantly Fat, Gay, and Sexual: Negotiating Shame of Size and Sexuality Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma. By Jason Whitesel, New York, NYU Press, 2014. 177 pp. $22.00 (paperback) ISBN: 9780814724125 Amanda E Fehlbaum Published online: 11 March 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 Physical appearance is extremely important within the To understand how the men seek dignity and respect amidst gay community in the United States. It has been well- their marginalization, Whitesel engaged in field research for documented that gay men perceive weight to be a strong factor nearly three years with an Ohio chapter of Girth & Mirth, a in physical attraction and are more likely to have lower body club for big gay men. He incorporates accounts from fat gay satisfaction compared to straight men (Boroughs and men who voice their feelings about the sense of inclusion they Thompson 2002;Morrison et al. 2004). Wrench and Knapp feel in the club and describes the effects of rejection they feel 2008 found that gay and bisexual men had significantly higher from the rest of the gay community. Throughout the book, levels of anti-fat attitudes,

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 11, 2015

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