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The Fat Pedagogy Reader

Challenging Weight-Based Oppression Through Critical Education

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Edited By Erin Cameron and Constance Russell

Over the past decade, concerns about a global «obesity epidemic» have flourished. Public health messages around physical activity, fitness, and nutrition permeate society despite significant evidence disputing the «facts» we have come to believe about «obesity». We live in a culture that privileges thinness and enables weight-based oppression, often expressed as fat phobia and fat bullying. New interdisciplinary fields that problematize «obesity» have emerged, including critical obesity studies, critical weight studies, and fat studies. There also is a small but growing literature examining weight-based oppression in educational settings in what has come to be called «fat pedagogy». The very first book of its kind, The Fat Pedagogy Reader brings together an international, interdisciplinary roster of respected authors who share heartfelt stories of oppression, privilege, resistance, and action; fascinating descriptions of empirical research; confessional tales of pedagogical (mis)adventures; and diverse accounts of educational interventions that show promise. Taken together, the authors illuminate both possibilities and pitfalls for fat pedagogy that will be of interest to scholars, educators, and social justice activists. Concluding with a fat pedagogy manifesto, the book lays a solid foundation for this important and exciting new field. This book could be adopted in courses in fat studies, critical weight studies, bodies and embodiment, fat pedagogy, feminist pedagogy, gender and education, critical pedagogy, social justice education, and diversity in education.

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A Abell, 5, 13, 258 Adams, C, 212–213, 216–218 Adams, R, 226–228 Alberga, 7, 151, 156, 158, 258 Allwood, 2, 9, 55, 59, 98, 102, 104, 108, 184, 187, 234, 239 Amsterdam, 36, 38, 224, 229 Aphramor, 4–6, 8, 41, 47–48, 50, 56, 59, 93, 157–158, 179, 181–183, 187, 193, 197, 236, 238–239, 258 Apple, 3, 8, 18, 173 Attig, 2, 9, 28–29, 57, 59, 205–206, 208, 215, 219, 221, 229 Azetsop, 194, 197 B Bacon, 4, 6, 8, 23, 28, 35, 37, 41, 47, 50, 54, 56, 59, 77–78, 119–120, 164, 168, 179, 181–183, 187, 193, 197, 258 Beausoleil, 2, 6, 9, 81–82, 89, 258 Beck, 233–234, 238 Bennett, 65, 69 Bergman, 65, 69 Bhagat, 7, 179, 259 Blank, 65 Boero, 23, 28, 74, 78, 232–233, 238 Boler, 82, 89, 175, 177–178 Boling, 2, 8, 22, 28–29, 35, 37, 54–55, 59, 172–173, 177, 203, 208, 215, 218, 224, 228, 243, 248 Bordo, 1, 8, 34, 38, 138, 140, 221, 224, 228 Boyce, 247–248 Boysen, 162, 168 Brady, J, 44, 50 Brady, P, 114, 117, 120 Brophy, 235, 238 Brown, 2–3, 7–8, 172, 177, 201, 205–206, 208, 259 Brownell, 5, 8, 21, 23, 25, 28–29, 41, 50, 78, 105, 152, 159, 161, 168–169, 189, 191, 197 Brownmiller, 71–72, 78 Bruner, 14, 20 Bryson, 253, 256 Burawoy, 233, 236, 238 Burdick, 231–232, 235,...

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