Free access until June to selected articles of the 1st issue of Fat Studies!

To Critical Dietetics Followers: This is a forwarded message about the Fat Studies Journal:

An International Journal of Body Weight and Society
Editor, Esther D. Rothblum

New to Routledge in 2012, Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society is the first academic journal in the field of scholarship that critically examines theory, research, practices, and programs related to body weight and appearance. Content will include original research and overviews exploring the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, age, ability, and socioeconomic status. Articles will critically examine representations of fat in health and medical sciences, the Health at Every Size model, the pharmaceutical industry, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, legal issues, literature, pedagogy, art, theater, popular culture, media studies, and activism. The journal will occasionally publish thematic issues that focus on a specific topic, as well as book, film, and media reviews. The journal is edited by Esther D. Rothblum, also the Editor of Journal of Lesbian Studies.
WHAT IS FAT STUDIES?————————————————————-

Fat studies is an interdisciplinary, international field of scholarship that critically examines societal attitudes and practices about body weight and appearance. Fat studies advocates equality for all people regardless to body size. It explores the way fat people are oppressed, the reasons why, who benefits from that oppression and how to liberate fat people from oppression. Fat studies seeks to challenge and remove the negative associations that society has about fat and the fat body. It regards weight, like height, as a human characteristic that varies widely across any population. Fat studies is similar to academic disciplines that focus on race, ethnicity, gender, or age.

Select articles from the inaugural issue of Fat Studies are available for FREE access and download until June 30, 2012. Please click on the article name to download the HTML or PDF version.
Why a Journal on Fat Studies? Esther D. Rothblum
Human Rights Casualties from the “War on Obesity”: Why Focusing on Body Weight Is Inconsistent with a Human Rights Approach to Health, Lily O’Hara and Jane Gregg
A Queer and Trans Fat Activist Timeline: Queering Fat Activist Nationality and Cultural Imperialism, Charlotte Cooper
From Theory to Policy: Reducing Harms Associated with the Weight-Centered Health Paradigm, Caitlin O’Reilly and Judith Sixsmith
Fat Shame to Fat Pride: Fat Women’s Sexual and Dating Experiences, Jeannine A. Gailey

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor, Esther D. Rothblum, PhD at
All editorial inquiries, books, and other materials for review purposes should be submitted to the Editor. Authors must complete a Manuscript Submissions & Limited Copyright Transfer Form. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides, and under 20 pages in length (including tables and references). Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words.

Warm Regards,

The Critical Dietetics Team

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