Tag Archives: Fat Studies

Beyond evidence: theorising arts and health (ESRC Seminar, Glasgow University, 24 April 2014)

Beyond evidence:  theorising arts and health ESRC Seminar 24 April 2014 Glasgow University In a deliberately provocative intervention to the emerging health-and-arts field, this day seminar engages social theoretical resources in order to help elaborate how researchers and practitioners might … Continue reading

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New Book Available for Review: ‘The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity’ by Georges Vigarello

We have a new book from Columbia University Press available for review: The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity by Georges Vigarello. The publishers describe the book as follows: “Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat … Continue reading

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Weight Stigma & Health: Whose Problem Is It? (CFP, Conference, Birmingham, 16 May 2013)

CONFERENCE: ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Weight stigma and health: whose problem is it? University of Birmingham Thursday 16th May, 2013 You are invited to attend a multidisciplinary conference focusing on the subject of Weight Stigma and Health, featuring presentations … Continue reading

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Free Extract! – Louise Foxcroft, Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2000 Years

Those nice folk at Profile Books have allowed us to reproduce the first chapter of Louise Foxcroft‘s fantastic book on the history of dieting, published earlier this year. Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2000 Years (Profile, 2012) gives … Continue reading

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Shame

Originally posted on A Better NHS:
Masaccio: The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden 1425 Through the concrete physicality of the two figures and the arid landscape around them, Masaccio makes believable the first dolorous steps of human beings…

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Problematising ‘problematic’ pregnancies (Workshop, Durham, 22 November 2012)

Workshop: Problematising ‘problematic’ pregnancies Thursday 22nd November 2012 Time:  9.30am- 12noon (coffee/tea available at 9.30am; workshop starts at 10am) Location: Room W215 (Department of Geography, Durham University) Presenters: Dr Sally Brown (Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University) ‘What’s the problem with teenage … Continue reading

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Special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Visual Representation (CFP)

Special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Visual Representation, edited by Stefanie Snider, PhD Visual representations of and/or by fat people are powerful tools of both oppression and empowerment. This special issue of … Continue reading

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