(Un/Be)Coming Out? Rethinking Fat Politics

@article{Murray2005UnBeComingOR,
  title={(Un/Be)Coming Out? Rethinking Fat Politics},
  author={Samantha Murray},
  journal={Social Semiotics},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={153 - 163}
}
  • S. Murray
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Art
  • Social Semiotics
Eve Sedgwick suggests that it is possible to “speak” your fatness, to “come out” as fat and renegotiate the “representational contract between one's body and one's world.”(1994: 230). Sedgwick's words have resonated particularly loudly with the Fat Acceptance movement, which has been embraced with feverish glee by fat women in the United States and the United Kingdom. I was immediately attracted to the politics of this new fat pride movement, who seemed to take up this idea of intervening in… 
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