Interpreting Weight

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Contents

The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness
3
WEIGHT IDENTITIES
9
The Adoption and Management of a Fat Identity
11
Identity Management among Overweight Women Narrative Resistance to Stigma
29
Fighting Back Reactions and Resistance to the Stigma of Obesity
49
REDEFINING WEIGHT
71
From Dieting to Healthy Eating An Exploration of Shifting Constructions of Eating for Weight Control
73
Medical Discourse on Body Image Reconceptualizing the Differences between Women with and without Eating Disorders
89
Let Go and Let God Religion and the Politics of Surrender in Overeaters Anonymous
139
Fat WorldThin World Fat Busters Equivocators Fat Boosters and the Social Construction of Obesity
165
Creating Uniformity The Construction of Bodies in Womens Collegiate Cross Country
183
REINTERPRETING WEIGHT
207
Pounds of Flesh Weight Gender and Body Images
209
Reevaluating the WeightCentered Approach toward Health The Need for a Paradigm Shift
229
Biographical Sketches of the Contributors
255
Index
259

Weight and Weddings The Social Construction of Beautiful Brides
113
ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
137

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