Site icon 9th Annual Weight Stigma Conference

FYI. Fat studies: Rights, personhood, disposability, 6-8 July 2022 (virtual)


Fat Studies: Rights, Personhood, Disposability conference (virtual).

This online conference will provide the opportunity for academics and activists around the world to consider fat rights, personhood, and disposability.

Fat Studies is a post-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and theorises how society conceptualises and pathologises fat bodies. Fat Studies scholars identify and discuss mainstream and alternative discourses on fatness, analyse size as a social justice issue at the intersection of oppression, and critically appraise size oppression as it is manifested in various societal institutions (medicine, media, education, etc).

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