Fighting Fat Prejudice and Embracing Size Diversity

Fighting Fat Prejudice and Embracing Size Diversity Sex Roles (2012) 66:698–700 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0090-6 BOOK REVIEW The Fat Studies Reader. Edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay, New York, NY, New York University Press, 2009. 441 pp. $27.00 (paper). ISBN: 978-0-8147-7631-5 Ashley Elizabeth Kasardo & Maureen C. McHugh Published online: 17 November 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 The Fat Studies Reader, edited by Rothblum and Solovay, critique of negative assumptions, stereotypes and stigma marks the initiation of a new interdisciplinary field, fat placed on fat and the fat body” (Solovay & Rothblum, p. 2). studies. The Fat Studies Reader is a comprehensive The editors and the authors of the anthology challenge readers anthology organized thematically to describe fat studies from to interrupt everyday thinking about fat. Specifically, they ask varied disciplinary perspectives including history, medicine, us to question: Who is oppressed by patterns of dieting and fat popular culture, and social science. This collection of 40 stigma? Who has a stake in perpetuating weight-based original articles includes scholarly reviews, personal narra- stereotypes? To whom and to which industries do the profits tives and critical theoretical analyses. Although a review of and privileges flow? each article is not possible here, we do comment on several The text Sex Roles Springer Journals

Fighting Fat Prejudice and Embracing Size Diversity

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