Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as "diseased" and a burden on the public health care system. This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, which Sabrina Strings shows took root more than two hundred years ago. Strings w How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years There is an obesity epidemic in this country and p...

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Title:Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia
Author:Sabrina Strings
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1479886750
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia Reviews

  • Lela Brown
    May 22, 2019
    This book documents the connection between fatphobia and white supremacy. Originally a means of controlling the bodies of white women as a part of eugenics, weight control went from medical concern over thinness to overt association between curvy bodies or bodies with more body fat and...
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    Jan 14, 2019
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  • Dara (Dara Reads OK)
    Jun 14, 2019
    Excellent academic look at the ways that racist ideas of what constitutes a beautiful body have been ingrained in the fiber of the wellness industry. This is a much needed addition to the conversation on justice and racism in this country. Health and wellness providers should think lon...
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  • Kristine
    May 08, 2019
    Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early May. Racial stereotypes held by white people and those with European ancestry toward the appearance o black men & women (i.e. Hottentot Venus, BBWs, savagery, hypersexualization) as well as ...
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    Jun 23, 2019
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  • Kate Dansette
    Jun 18, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. This book was a thoroughly research account of how fatphobia (or fatmisia) arose from the othering of African bodies. It's so well written and as well as academics would be of interest to anyone who wa...
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    May 06, 2019
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    Jan 16, 2019
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  • Heikemarie
    May 28, 2019
    This nonfiction work has several goals at once. First, to outline the history of the ideal woman from somewhere in the European middle ages into the present. Second, to connect the introduction of slavery and black slaves to the turn toward idealization of the thin (and white) woma...
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    Jan 17, 2019
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  • Janet
    May 20, 2019
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do ?. How the female body has been racializ...
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    Mar 11, 2019
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  • Kendra
    Apr 22, 2019
    This is an outstanding examination about fatphobia body size, especially in regard to black women. The author uses primary sources from the history of the United States to draw attention to the ways in which fat women, and fat black women in particular, were and are thought of by white...
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    Jan 15, 2019
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  • Gianna
    Apr 16, 2019
    This is one of the best researched and most in-depth books I've ever written, about a subject I knew hardly anything about. The subject might seem small, the racial influences on the fear of obesity, but it goes in depth about the history of black people in Europe and the rise of the a...
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  • Cristie Underwood
    May 19, 2019
    This was an interesting book that explained how being fat was first a phobia over 200 years ago. The author went into great detail as to how black women in particular have been looked down upon due to being overweight. This was a really interesting book. ...
  • Kimberly Dykes-James
    Jun 07, 2019
    Amazing read. No matter what, people will form their opinion. But, a great read. ...
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    Apr 14, 2019
    A must read especially in our present time. When will we stop seeing the black body as something to be feared but one to be uplifted. This book is one that I will recommend for my book club. ...
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