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The elephant in the room: fatphobia & oppression in the time of obesity

@inproceedings{Brown2013TheEI,
  title={The elephant in the room: fatphobia & oppression in the time of obesity},
  author={Andrew Brown},
  year={2013}
}
  • Andrew Brown
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Employing the social and political ontology of Iris Marion Young, this paper evaluates the claim as to whether or not fat people are subject to oppression on the basis of their weight. It establishes clear criteria for what constitutes oppression (exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence), as well as a compelling epistemological argument for the need to conceptualize structural social relations at the level of social groups. It provides a… CONTINUE READING

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