Fatness and Failing Citizenship

dc.contributor.authorRinaldi, Jen
dc.contributor.authorRice, Carla
dc.contributor.authorLaMarre, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorMcPhail, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Elisabeth
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-12T18:11:57Z
dc.date.available2019-11-12T18:11:57Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.created2019-11-12
dc.date.issued2017
dc.degree.departmentRe-Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice
dc.description.abstractThis article examines how queer persons negotiate the technologies of health deployed to shape sexual citizenship, especially in relation to body size. Beginning with the claim that fatness is always already queered, the authors bring Jasbir Puar’s concept of homonationalism into conversation with Samantha Murray’s argument that fat persons are positioned as failed citizens. The authors illustrate how fat embodied subjects confront problematics of belonging through analysing in-depth interviews conducted for a research project that investigated how members of queer communities come up against, are affected by and resist body image ideals and body management expectations. Interview excerpts are organised around sites of constraint, contestation and creativity: medical space, queer space and the body as space.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was funded by Women’s College Hospital’s Women’s Xchange $15K Challenge large-scale grant program.en_US
dc.identifier.citationRinaldi, J., Rice, C., LaMarre, A., McPhail, D., & Harrison, E. (2017). Fatness and failing citizenship. Somatechnics, 7(2), 218-233. https://doi.org/10.3366/soma.2017.0219
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3366/soma.2017.0219
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/17599
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Pressen_US
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dc.subjecthomonationalismen_US
dc.subjectfailed citizenshipen_US
dc.subjectfatnessen_US
dc.subjectqueer theoryen_US
dc.subjecthealthen_US
dc.titleFatness and Failing Citizenshipen_US
dc.typeArticleen

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