Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression / Edition 1

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"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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520225855
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction 1
1 Fat Beauty 19
2 A "Horror of Corpulence": Interrogating Bantingism and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fat-Phobia 39
3 Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship 60
4 Queering Fat Bodies/Politics 74
5 Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo: A Fat Man's Recipe for Chicano Revolution 91
6 Resisting Venus: Negotiating Corpulence in Exercise Videos 111
7 Fighting Abjection: Representing Fat Women 130
8 Roscoe Arbuckle and the Scandal of Fatness 153
9 Setting Free the Bears: Refiguring Fat Men on Television 166
10 "It's not over until the fat lady sings": Comedy, the Carnivalesque, and Body Politics 197
11 Devouring Women: Corporeality and Autonomy in Fiction by Women Since the 1960s 214
12 Sex and Fat Chics: Deterritorializing the Fat Female Body 231
13 "She's so fat ...": Facing the Fat Lady at Coney Island's Sideshows by the Seashore 257
14 Fatties on Stage: Feminist Performances 277
15 Divinity: A Dossier, a Performance Piece, a Little-Understood Emotion 292
Contributors 329
Index 333
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