The academic community spends way more time than I do deconstructing body image issues and pop culture, because it’s there to be deconstructed. My way just involves less paper-writing and more snark.
The Pop Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) are hosting their national conference in Boston next week, and if I could, I’d be there in a pinch. Among the “Fat Studies” talks I wish I could attend are:
A Growing Population: Fat Phobia, Urbanization, and Public Space, by Courtney Zehnder
Sins of the Body: Medicine, Media, and the Immorality of Fat, by Cassy Griff
Phantoms of Fat: Affective Spectatorship, Body Image and Fat Bodies in the Media, by Katariina Kyrola