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Book review: Fat lives: a feminist psychological exploration

O’Branski, Megan (2013) Book review: Fat lives: a feminist psychological exploration. LSE Review of Books (09 May 2013). Website.

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"Fat Lives: A Feminist Psychological Exploration." Irmgard Tischner. Routledge. October 2012. --- Within the context of the current ‘obesity debate’, this book investigates the embodied experience of ‘being large’ from a critical psychological perspective. Using poststructuralist and feminist theories, the author explores the discourses available to and used by self-designated ‘fat’ individuals, as well as the societal power relationships that are produced by these. Megan O’Branski finds this book is a concise, readable exploration of the intersections of multiple embodied subjectivities competing for the construction of the “ideal” feminine.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 09:56
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 23:19

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