Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life




      Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
Fat Such a little word evokes big responses While fat describes the size and shape of bodies their appearance our negative reactions to corpulence also depend on something tangible and tactile As this book argues, there is to fat than meets the eye Fat A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life offers reflections on how fat has been perceived and imagined in the West since antiquity Featuring fascinating historical accounts as well as philosophical, religious, and cultural analyses including discussions of status, gender, and race the book digs deep into the past for the roots of our current notions and prejudices Two central themes emerge how we have perceived and imagined corpulent bodies over the centuries, and how fat as a substance as well as a description of body size has been associated with vitality and fertility as well as perceptions of animality By exploring the complex ways in which fat, fatness, and fattening have been perceived over time, this book provides rich insights into the stuff our stereotypes are made of. Best Download [ Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life ] By [ Christopher E Forth ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
  • Christopher E Forth
  • 14 February 2018
  • 1789140625

10 thoughts on “ Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life

  1. Annette Johnson says:

    Heavy on history, this is a dense read exploring the moral evolution and devolution of fat, from Graeco Roman times to the present It discusses how fat has always been both a metaphor for plenty and an insult to the larger than average.

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