Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression / Edition 1

Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression / Edition 1

by Jana Evans Braziel
     
 

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,

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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.

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

Acknowledgments
Editors' Introduction1
1Fat Beauty19
2A "Horror of Corpulence": Interrogating Bantingism and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fat-Phobia39
3Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship60
4Queering Fat Bodies/Politics74
5Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo: A Fat Man's Recipe for Chicano Revolution91
6Resisting Venus: Negotiating Corpulence in Exercise Videos111
7Fighting Abjection: Representing Fat Women130
8Roscoe Arbuckle and the Scandal of Fatness153
9Setting Free the Bears: Refiguring Fat Men on Television166
10"It's not over until the fat lady sings": Comedy, the Carnivalesque, and Body Politics197
11Devouring Women: Corporeality and Autonomy in Fiction by Women Since the 1960s214
12Sex and Fat Chics: Deterritorializing the Fat Female Body231
13"She's so fat ...": Facing the Fat Lady at Coney Island's Sideshows by the Seashore257
14Fatties on Stage: Feminist Performances277
15Divinity: A Dossier, a Performance Piece, a Little-Understood Emotion292
Contributors329
Index333

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