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The Resource Fat Bodies, Health and the Media, by Jayne Raisborough

Fat Bodies, Health and the Media, by Jayne Raisborough

Label
Fat Bodies, Health and the Media
Title
Fat Bodies, Health and the Media
Statement of responsibility
by Jayne Raisborough
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our televisions bulge with weight-loss shows, as the news warn of the obesity epidemic. Fat is such a villain that larger people are stigmatized and we all are seduced by life-changing claims of a multi-billion pound diet industry. Yet, when we question if our bathroom scales can really tell us about our health, we start to ask just why and how fat holds such fascination. In this book, Jayne Raisborough explores interpretations of fat bodies from Palaeolithic Europe to Poverty Porn TV to argue that fat’s materiality makes it ripe for stigmatising associations. However, especially in a social context that presents health as a matter of choice, fat also emerges as an ideal redemptive substance to be pummelled and starved into submission. This book presents a ‘fat sensibility’ to demonstrate how fat is helping us all become responsibilised healthy-citizens. It asks just what self are we being asked to diet ourselves into? Jayne Raisborough is Reader at the School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Brighton, UK. She is the author of Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self and co-editor of Risk, Identities and the Everyday. Her current work is an empirical, visual, exploration of women’s negotiations of anti-ageing culture
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ORZ
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1969-
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Raisborough, Jayne
Dewey number
306.4613
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM636
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Social sciences
  • Communication
  • Sociology
  • Religion and culture
  • Mass media
  • Social sciences in mass media
  • Human body
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology of the Body
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Media Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Media Sociology
Label
Fat Bodies, Health and the Media, by Jayne Raisborough
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fat, the Media and a Fat Sensibility -- Chapter 1. The Matter of Fat -- Chapter 2. Fat Gets Melodramatic: The Obesity Epidemic and the News -- Chapter 3. Fat Finds Lifestyle: Introducing Reality Television -- Chapter 4. The Before: Fat Gets Ready for a Makeover -- Chapter 5. Sweat and Tears: Working at Redemption -- Chapter 6. Fat and on Benefits: The Obese Turn Abese -- Chapter 7. Conclusion: Fat Sensibility or Moral Panic?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137288875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR953045811
  • ocn953045811
Label
Fat Bodies, Health and the Media, by Jayne Raisborough
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fat, the Media and a Fat Sensibility -- Chapter 1. The Matter of Fat -- Chapter 2. Fat Gets Melodramatic: The Obesity Epidemic and the News -- Chapter 3. Fat Finds Lifestyle: Introducing Reality Television -- Chapter 4. The Before: Fat Gets Ready for a Makeover -- Chapter 5. Sweat and Tears: Working at Redemption -- Chapter 6. Fat and on Benefits: The Obese Turn Abese -- Chapter 7. Conclusion: Fat Sensibility or Moral Panic?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137288875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR953045811
  • ocn953045811

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