What’s Wrong with Fat? A Perfect Question and Wonderful Scholarly Answers

What’s Wrong with Fat? A Perfect Question and Wonderful Scholarly Answers Sex Roles (2013) 69:658–660 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0307-y BOOK REVIEW What’s Wrong with Fat? A Perfect Question and Wonderful Scholarly Answers What’s Wrong with Fat? By Abigail C. Saguy, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013. 259 pp. $29.95 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-0-19-985708-1 Denise Michele Martz Published online: 4 July 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 As an Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, The guiding theory behind Saguy’s work borrows from Abigail C. Saguy has written comprehensive scholarship in a sociologist Goffman (1997), considered the most influential manner that makes complicated issues palatable for lay readers. American sociologist of the 20th century. He coined the term As a U.S. citizen, she asks the question directly, “What is frame to define situations and a way that people organize wrong with fat?” in a culture with pockets of individuals, their experiences and guide their actions. Goffman used the groups, medical providers, scientists, and professionals in visual of a picture frame in that the frame itself represents media/communications that seem to hold stigmatizing attitudes structure that holds together the actual picture that is the and vocalize disdain for corpulent bodies (Puhl and Heuer content including the individual’s perception of that content. 2009). She http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

What’s Wrong with Fat? A Perfect Question and Wonderful Scholarly Answers

Sex Roles , Volume 69 (12) – Jul 4, 2013

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