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YoungGiftedandFat : An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality, and Privilege (Paperback) (Sharrell D.

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YoungGiftedandFat is a critical autoethnography of ‘performing thin’ – on the stage and in life. Sharrell D. Luckett’s story of weight loss and gain and playing the (beautiful, desirable, thin) leading lady showcases an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to issues of weight and self-esteem, performance, race and gender. Sharrell structures her project with creative text, interviews, testimony, journal entries, dialogues, monologues, and deep theorizing through and about the abundance of flesh.

She explores the politics of Black culture, and particularly the intersections of her lived and embodied experiences. Her body and body transformation becomes a critical praxis to evidence fat as a feminist issue, fat as a Black-girl-woman issue, fat as an ideological construct that is as much on the brain as it is on the body. YoungGiftedandFat is useful to any area of research or course offering taking up questions of size politics at the intersections of race and sexuality.

Number of Pages: 171
Genre: Reference, Social Science
Series Title: Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Sharrell D. Luckett
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2017
TCIN: 53123534
UPC: 9781138038325
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-6882
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