Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression / Edition 1

Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression / Edition 1

by Jana Evans Braziel, Kathleen (Eds.) LeBesco
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520225856

ISBN-13: 9780520225855

Pub. Date: 09/13/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

"This is an exceptional collection-the subject is of obvious importance, yet terribly undertheorized and unexamined. I know of no other work that offers what this collection provides."-Marcia Millman, author of Such a Pretty Face: Being Fat in America

Author Biography: Jana Evans Braziel is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin,

Overview

"This is an exceptional collection-the subject is of obvious importance, yet terribly undertheorized and unexamined. I know of no other work that offers what this collection provides."-Marcia Millman, author of Such a Pretty Face: Being Fat in America

Author Biography: Jana Evans Braziel is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Kathleen LeBesco is Assistant Professor in the Communication Arts Department at Marymount Manhattan College.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520225855
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/13/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Kathleen LeBesco and Jana Evans Braziel

PART ONE: Revaluing Corpulence, Redefining Fat Subjectivities

1. Fat Beauty, Richard Klein

2. A 'Horror of Corpulence': Interrogating Bantingism and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fat-Phobia, Joyce L. Huff

3. Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship, Cecilia Hartley

4. Queering Fat Bodies/Politics, Kathleen LeBesco

PART TWO: Representational Matrices of Power: Nationality, Gender, Sexuality, and Fatness

5. Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo: A Fat Man's Recipe for Chicano Revolution, Marcia Chamberlain

6. Resisting Venus: Negotiating Corpulence in Exercise Videos, Antonia Losano and Brenda A. Risch

7. Fighting Abjection: Representing Fat Women, Leía Kent

PART THREE: Fat Perversities? Reconstructing Corpulent Sexualities

8. Roscoe Arbuckle and the Scandal of Fatness, Neda Ulaby

9. Setting Free the Bears: Refiguring Fat Men on Television, Jerry Mosher

PART FOUR: Deconstructing the Carnivalesque, Grotesque, and Other Configurations of Corpulence

10. 'It's not over until the fat lady sings': Comedy, the Carnivalesque, and Body Politics, Angela Stukator

11. Devouring Women: Corporeality and Autonomy in Fiction by Women Since the 1960s, Sarah Shieff

12. Sex and Fat Chics: Deterritorializing the Fat Female Body, Jana Evans Braziel

PART FIVE: Bodies in Motion: Corpulence and Performativity

13. 'She's so fat': Facing the Fat Lady at Coney Island's Sideshows by the Seashore, Sharon Mazer

14. Fatties onStage: Feminist Performances, Petra Kuppers

15. Divinity: A Dossier, a Performance Piece, a Little-Understood Emotion, Michael Moon and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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