Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture


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"Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture, "edited by Elena Levy-Navarro, is the first collection of essays to offer a historical consideration of fat bodies in Anglophone culture. The interdisciplinary essays cover periods from the medieval to the contemporary, mapping out a new terrain for historical consideration. These essays question many of the commonplace assumptions that circulate around the category of fat: that fat exists as a natural and transhistorical category; that a premodern period existed which ...

Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture 2010, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814211359