Fat shame stigma and the fat body in american culture fat shame stigma and the fat body in american culture explores this arc from veneration to shame . On the 1910 cover of the american humor magazinejudgewe see a fat white woman staring at us menacingly she has a mean face with protruding eyes a thick neck large muscular arms and a wide girth and ample chest that are belted tightly with an unbecoming apron. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. One of choices significant university press titles for undergraduates 2010 2011 to be fat hasnt always occasioned the level of hysteria that this condition receives today and indeed was once considered an admirable trait fat shame stigma and the fat body in american culture explores this arc . Amy farrells fat shame is a well written engaging addition to the growing scholarship on fat studies the book analyzes the history and meaning of fatness end page 1077 in american culture since the middle of the nineteenth century
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