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“The twelve chapters of this edited volume explore the social and cultural processes by which weight-related social meanings (fat, fit, healthy, obese, attractive, etc.) are created, reenforced, and managed. . . . The approach is predominantly social constructionist and symbolic interactionist, relying on interviews and observation and seeking to identify meanings and consequences of social constructs. May encourage readers to think critically and analytically about conventional notions of weight, health, and appearance. General readers; undergraduates through faculty.”
—L. A. Crandall, Choice
"I enjoyed reading this book. The wide range of contributors made for an introduction to some names that were new to me and a welcome revisit to the work of others. I found that all the chapters had something useful to contribute."
—Pam Virdi, European Eating Disorders Review
“Interpreting Weight’s subsections are weight identities, redefining weight, organizational processes in weight management, and reinterpreting weight.”
— Carol A. B. Warren, Contemporary Sociology