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Paperback Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia Book

ISBN: 1479886750

ISBN13: 9781479886753

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

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How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as "diseased" and a burden on the public health care system. This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, which Sabrina Strings shows took root more than two hundred years ago. Strings weaves together an eye-opening historical narrative ranging from the Renaissance...

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