By Sarah Riley, Maree Burns, Hannah Frith, Sally Wiggins, Pirkko Markula
This booklet showcases a variety of present paintings and debates on weight and physique administration practices which are being made out of the colourful enviornment of serious and postmodern techniques within the social sciences. Weight matters became crucial to Western understandings of health and wellbeing and identification, yet analyses of weight and physique administration have usually did not contextualise weight similar concerns. This well timed publication addresses this hole by way of reading 3 key components, specifically, illustration, identities, and perform, to discover and interrogate how physique and weight administration, subjectivities, studies, and practices are constituted inside of and by way of the normative discourses of up to date western tradition.
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Pirkko Markula, Maree Burns and Sarah Riley 21 Lupton, D. (1997). Foucault and the medicalisation critique. In A. Petersen & R. Bunton (Eds), Foucault, health and medicine (pp. 94–110). London: Routledge. Lupton, D. (1996). Food, the body and the self. London: Sage Publications. Malson, H. (1998). The thin woman: Feminism, post-structuralism and the social psychology of anorexia nervosa. London: Routledge. Markula, P. (1995). Firm but shapely, fit but sexy, strong but thin: The postmodern aerobicizing female bodies.
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In a similar way, Blood (2005) argued that experimental psychological research on body image has contributed to a discourse of ‘body image dissatisfaction’ that women now use themselves to make sense of and represent their bodies and their relationships with them. References Blood, S. (2005). Body work: The social construction of women’s body image. Hove: Routledge. Malson, H. (1998). The thin woman: Feminism, post-structuralism and the social psychology of anorexia nervosa. London: Routledge. 1 Deconstructing Un/Healthy Body-weight and Weight Management Helen Malson Introduction The practices of body-weight management and the normative corporeal ideals embedded therein occupy a pivotal place in the discursive regulation of bodies in contemporary Western/global cultures (Bordo, 1993).
Critical Bodies: Representations, Practices and Identities of Weight and Body Management by Sarah Riley, Maree Burns, Hannah Frith, Sally Wiggins, Pirkko Markula