Everyday Politics of Fat

Author: Hopkins, Peter

Source: Antipode, Volume 44, Number 4, 1 September 2012 , pp. 1227-1246(20)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Abstract:

Abstract:  This paper explores the everyday politics and lived experiences of young people who identify as fat, obese or overweight. Situated within the emerging interdisciplinary fields of fat studies, critical weight studies and critical geographies of body size, this paper gives voice to young people who are often marginalised and frequently stigmatised. I draw attention to the embodied relationalities and intersectionalities evident with the young people's narratives of body size as well as the structures of constraint that operate to reinforce the marginalisation they feel. I conclude by outlining the challenges that exist in transforming the everyday politics of fat.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00962.x

Affiliations: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK;

Publication date: September 1, 2012

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