The Embodiment of Disobedience : Fat Black Women''s Unruly Political Bodies

By: Shaw, Andrea ElizabethMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2006Description: 1 online resource (161 p.)ISBN: 9780739154571Subject(s): African American women in literature | African American women | African diaspora | Body image -- Cross-cultural studies | Overweight women in literature | Overweight women | Women, Black, in literature | Women, BlackGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Embodiment of Disobedience : Fat Black Women''s Unruly Political BodiesDDC classification: 306.4/613 | 306.4613 LOC classification: E185.86 .S52 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; IntroductionFatness and Blackness: A Compelling Coincidence of Erasure; 1 Reshaping Identity; 2 The Anatomy of Sexual Unruliness; 3 Bodily Abundance; 4 Spectacles of Size: The Performing Bodies of Fat Black Women; ConclusionConsumption and Control: The "Epidemic" of Fatness; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary: The Embodiment of Disobedience explores the ways in which the African Diaspora has rejected the West''s efforts to impose imperatives of slenderness and mass market fat-anxiety.
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Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; IntroductionFatness and Blackness: A Compelling Coincidence of Erasure; 1 Reshaping Identity; 2 The Anatomy of Sexual Unruliness; 3 Bodily Abundance; 4 Spectacles of Size: The Performing Bodies of Fat Black Women; ConclusionConsumption and Control: The "Epidemic" of Fatness; Bibliography; Index; About the Author

The Embodiment of Disobedience explores the ways in which the African Diaspora has rejected the West''s efforts to impose imperatives of slenderness and mass market fat-anxiety.

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