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Everyday politics of fat

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins



This paper explores the everyday politics and lived experiences of young people who identify as fat, obese or overweight. Situated within the emerging interdisciplinary fields of Fat Studies, critical weight studies and critical geographies of body size, this paper gives voice to young people who are often marginalised and frequently stigmatised. I draw attention to the embodied relationalities and intersectionalities evident with the young people’s narratives of body size as well as the structures of constraint that operate to reinforce the marginalisation they feel. I conclude by outlining the challenges that exist in transforming the everyday politics of fat.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hopkins P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antipode

Year: 2012

Volume: 44

Issue: 4

Pages: 1227-1246

Print publication date: 18/11/2011

Date deposited: 03/05/2011

ISSN (print): 0066-4812

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8330

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00962.x


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