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The Resource The Politics of Weight : Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting, by Amelia Morris, (electronic resource)

The Politics of Weight : Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting, by Amelia Morris, (electronic resource)

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The Politics of Weight : Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting
Title
The Politics of Weight
Title remainder
Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting
Statement of responsibility
by Amelia Morris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book speaks to the politics of weight through an interrogation of dieting, power and the body. In feminist theory, there is no greater site of contestation than that of the body, and Morris explores how these debates often become centred upon a dichotomy between oppression and liberation. Whilst there is a vast diversity of scholarship that challenges this binary including post-colonial, post-structuralist and Marxist feminist work, the dichotomy nevertheless endures. The Politics of Weight argues that the ‘feminine’ body is not simply a site of oppression or liberation by drawing upon the intersections that exist between Foucault’s Discipline and Punish and post-structuralist feminist work on the body. This provides a unique lens for exploring weight. Through in-depth analysis of interviews with women who seemingly sit on either side of the ‘oppression’ and ‘liberation’ debate, members of dieting clubs and fat activists, the book highlights the complexities that surround women’s relationship to weight and the body. Likewise it draws upon the wealth of black feminist scholarship to explore the discourses surrounding Oprah Winfrey’s dieting ‘journey,’ seeking to demonstrate how discipline and race interact and how this plays out in dieting and weight. The Politics of Weight will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, sociology, geography and political science.--
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Morris, Amelia
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Culture-Study and teaching
Label
The Politics of Weight : Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting, by Amelia Morris, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-030-13670-3
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Watching our Weight: An Introduction -- 2. The Dichotomy of Power: Feminist Debates on the Body -- 3. The Dichotomy of Power in Dieting -- 4. The 'O' Factor: Foucault, Race and Oprah's Body Journey -- 5. Fat Activism and Body Positivity: freedom from dieting? -- 6. The Body, Power and Dieting: Beyond the Binary
Control code
978-3-030-13670-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 203 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030136703
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1101625324
Label
The Politics of Weight : Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting, by Amelia Morris, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-030-13670-3
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Watching our Weight: An Introduction -- 2. The Dichotomy of Power: Feminist Debates on the Body -- 3. The Dichotomy of Power in Dieting -- 4. The 'O' Factor: Foucault, Race and Oprah's Body Journey -- 5. Fat Activism and Body Positivity: freedom from dieting? -- 6. The Body, Power and Dieting: Beyond the Binary
Control code
978-3-030-13670-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 203 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030136703
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1101625324

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