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Fat; the anthropology of an obsession.

1585423866

Fat; the anthropology of an obsession.

Ed. by Don Kulick and Anne Meneley.

Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin

2005

246 pages

$16.95

Paperback

RC628

Thirteen anthropologists and a fat activist examine fat as a concept, a substance, and a lifestyle. Their entertaining and thought-provoking essays, with titles like "Phat," "Leaky," "Lard," and "Spam," put fat in a broad, cross-cultural context, showing that around the world and even in the frequently image-obsessed US, fat is far from the straightforward evil it's often presented as. There's no index.

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