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Measuring fatness, governing bodies : the spatialities of the Body Mass Index(BMI) in anti-obesity politics.
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The paper contributes to poststructuralist health geographies through writing fleshy, active bodies into a Foucauldian reading of health and illness, thus questioning the justifications and implications of an obesity politics focussed on the BMI.
Feminism, bodily difference and non‐representational geographies
Over the past 10 years, a body of work, collectively known as non-representational geographies, has emerged within human geography. Broad in its empirical and theoretical emphasis, its main ethos is
Outsize/Outside: Bodily bignesses and the emotional experiences of British women shopping for clothes
Whilst there has been substantial research in geography concerned with ‘the body’, little consideration has been given to the ‘sized’ body. This article aims to counter this by considering the
‘Looking alright, feeling alright’: emotions, sizing and the geographies of women's experiences of clothing consumption
Recent work within geographies of consumption has focused on the practices of consumption as a means to find out ‘what people do when they go shopping’. This paper argues that few of these accounts
‘Change4Life for your kids’: embodied collectives and public health pedagogy
Recent work in human geography has begun to explore the fluidity of bodily boundaries and to foreground the connectedness of bodies to other bodies/objects/places. Across multiple subdisciplinary
Obesity discourse and fat politics: research, critique and interventions
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This special issue disagrees with the common research and policy emphasis on body size/weight/fatness as a proxy for health as well as the assumption that diet and/or physical activity unequivocally explain trends in obesity regardless of other possible contributors.
Placental Surfaces and the Geographies of Bodily Interiors
Within geographical research on ‘the body’, a focus on the surfaces of bodies has been useful for considering how body boundaries, most often implied to begin and end at the skin, (de)limit,
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