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Author Strings, Sabrina, author.

Title Fearing the black body : the racial origins of fat phobia / Sabrina Strings.

Publication Info. New York, NY : New York University Press, [2019]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  305.4889607 STR    DUE 07-24-20
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Description vii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction : the original epidemic -- Being Venus -- Plump women and thin, fine men -- The rise of the big black woman -- Birth of the ascetic aesthetic -- American beauty : the reign of the slender aesthetic -- Thinness as American exceptionalism -- Good health to uplift the race -- Fat, revisited -- Epilogue : the obesity epidemic.
Summary "String's "Fearing the Black Body" critically examines the concepts of fat phobia and race"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- Social aspects -- United States.
African American women -- Social conditions.
Overweight women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Obesity -- Social aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9781479819805 (cl : alk. paper)
9781479886753 (pb : alk. paper)
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