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By Jayne Raisborough

Our televisions bulge with weight reduction exhibits, because the information warn of the weight problems epidemic. fats is one of these villain that greater individuals are stigmatized and all of us are seduced by way of life-changing claims of a multi-billion pound vitamin undefined. but, after we query if our toilet scales can quite let us know approximately our healthiness, we commence to invite simply why and the way fats holds such fascination.

In this book, Jayne Raisborough explores interpretations of fats our bodies from Palaeolithic Europe to Poverty Porn television to argue that fat’s materiality makes it ripe for stigmatising institutions. even though, particularly in a social context that provides health and wellbeing as a question of selection, fats additionally emerges as an awesome redemptive substance to be pummelled and starved into submission. This publication offers a ‘fat sensibility’ to illustrate how fats helps us all develop into responsibilised healthy-citizens. It asks simply what self are we being requested to nutrition ourselves into?

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