Weighing in on NBC's The Biggest Loser: governmentality and self-concept on the scale.

@article{Readdy2012WeighingIO,
  title={Weighing in on NBC's The Biggest Loser: governmentality and self-concept on the scale.},
  author={Tucker Readdy and Vicki Ebbeck},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={579-86}
}
Previous analyses (i.e., Bernstein & St. John, 2006; Sender & Sullivan, 2008) of the television show The Biggest Loser have detailed its negative presentation of the obese body, potential consequences for viewers, and its role as a technology of governmentality. However there has been little exploration of how audience members conceptualize and enact the… CONTINUE READING