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Interpreting Weight the Social Management of Fatness and Thinness

by Donna Maurer

  • ISBN: 9780202305783
  • ISBN10: 0202305783

Interpreting Weight the Social Management of Fatness and Thinness

by Donna Maurer

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Transaction Pub
  • Publish date: 06/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780202305783
  • ISBN10: 0202305783
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Description: Part 1 Introduction: the social management of fatness and thinness, Donna Maurer, Jeffery Sobal. Part 2 Weight identities: the adoption and management of a "fat" identity, Douglas Degher, Gerald Hughes; identity management among overweight women - narrative resistance to stigma, Gina Cordell, Carol Rambo Ronai; fighting back - reactions and resistance of the stigma of obesity, Leanne Joanisse, Anthony Synnott. Part 3 Redefining weight: from "dieting" to "healthy eating" - an exploration of shifting constructions of eating for weight control, Gwen E. Chapman; medical discourse on body image - reconceptualizing the differences between women with and without eating disorders, Susan Haworth-Hoeppner; weight and weddings - the social construction of beautiful brides, Jeffery Sobal et al. Part 4 Organizational processes in weight management: let go and let God - religion and the politics of surrender in overeater's anonymous, Rebecca J. Lester; fat world/thin world - "fat busters," "equivocators," "fat boosters," and the social construction of obesity, Karen Honeycutt; creating "uniformity" - the construction of bodies in women's collegiate cross country, Elizabeth Ransom. Part 5 Reinterpreting weight: pounds of flesh - weight, gender, and body images, Thomas F. Cash, Robin E. Roy; re-evaluating the weight-centred approach toward health - the need of a paradigm shift, Jeanine C. Cogan. Biographical sketches of the contributors.
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