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Book review: the politics of weight: feminist dichotomies of power in dieting by Amelia Morris

Dean, Megan (2020) Book review: the politics of weight: feminist dichotomies of power in dieting by Amelia Morris. LSE Review of Books (24 Jan 2020), 1 - 3. Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Politics of Weight: Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting, Amelia Morris challenges the degree to which feminist debates about dieting often take the form of a binary whereby (women’s) bodies are either sites of oppression or liberation. Instead, drawing on interviews with dieters, analyses of dieting programme materials, fat activism and black feminist scholarship, the book posits a more ambivalent ‘middle ground’, arguing for a promising path to nuanced understanding of how our bodies are shaped in relation to power and diet culture, writes Megan Dean.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 13:00
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103985

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