The Hyper(in)visible Fat Woman: Weight and Gender Discourse by Jeannine A. Gailey

By Jeannine A. Gailey

In The Hyper(in)visible fats girl, Jeannine A. Gailey argues that ladies of dimension in North the USA occupy a paradoxical social place: as 'fat' girls they obtain unparalleled (critical) cognizance, whereas concurrently their subjectivity—in phrases in their personal wishes, wants, and lives—is erased. during this manner their adventure veers painfully among the hypervisible and the hyperinvisible. Gailey seeks to discover this obvious paradox via a multidimensional research of in-depth interviews with seventy four girls of dimension, concentrating on topics corresponding to weight-reduction plan, overall healthiness, intercourse and relationship, and identification with the women's reports and voices on the vanguard. In doing so Gailey highlights the methods a few girls may be able to effectively subvert the dominant discourse. The ensuing publication fills an important hole within the literature by means of emphasizing women's personal studies, and through constructing a much-needed conceptual framework for studying marginalized bodies.

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