• Home
  • Books
  • Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs Of America's...

Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs Of America's War On Fat [Hardcover]

Item : Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs Of America's War On Fat [Hardcover]
List Price  : $26.95
You Save  : $3.96 (15%)
Price : $22.99 (see below)
Category : Books
Author Author : Susan Greenhalgh
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 080145395X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780801453953
Publisher Publisher : Cornell University Press
Pages Pages : 280
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100068865

In recent decades, America has been waging a veritable war on fat in which not just public health authorities, but every sector of society is engaged in constant fat talk aimed at educating, badgering, and ridiculing heavy people into shedding pounds. We hear a great deal about the dangers of fatness to the nation, but little about the dangers of todays epidemic of fat talk to individuals and society at large. The human trauma caused by the war on fat is disturbingand it is virtually unknown. How do those who do not fit the ideal body type feel being the object of abuse, discrimination, and even revulsion? How do people feel being told they are a burden on the healthcare system for having a BMI outside what is deemedwith little solid scientific evidencehealthy? How do young people, already prone to self-doubt about their bodies, withstand the daily assault on their body type and sense of self-worth? In Fat-Talk Nation, Susan Greenhalgh tells the story of todays fight against excess pounds by giving young people, the campaigns main target, an opportunity to speak about experiences that have long lain hidden in silence and shame.

Featuring forty-five autobiographical narratives of personal struggles with diet, weight, bad BMIs, and eating disorders, Fat-Talk Nation shows how the war on fat has produced a generation of young people who are obsessed with their bodies and whose most fundamental sense of self comes from their size. It reveals that regardless of their weight, many people feel miserable about their bodies, and almost no one is able to lose weight and keep it off. Greenhalgh argues that attempts to rescue America from obesity-induced national decline are damaging the bodily and emotional health of young people and disrupting families and intimate relationships.

Fatness today is not primarily about health, Greenhalgh asserts; more fundamentally, it is about morality and political inclusion/exclusion or citizenshilóC

  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
1.
ShopSpell
$22.99
+ Free Shipping
Total: $22.99
New
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Sep 25 to Sep 27
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
ShopSpell    Add To Cart ($22.99)
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Sep 25 to Sep 27
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
   Add To Cart ($22.99)

Copyright © 2018 - 2020 Shophity, LLC.

  • Payment Methods