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dc.contributor.authorLonghurst, Robyn
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-04T03:15:41Z
dc.date.available2011-08-04T03:15:41Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationLonghurst, R. (2011). Becoming smaller: Autobiographical spaces of weight loss. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, available online 27 May 2011.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5547
dc.description.abstractThis research focuses on the spaces and politics of weight loss. It is informed by “fat studies”, critical geographical scholarship on fat, and two contrasting feminist readings of Michel Foucault's notion of “care of the self”. Using autobiography as a method of inquiry I share my experience of “becoming smaller” through weight loss dieting. I argue that losing weight for me has been paradoxical on at least three counts: first, by being a feminist scholar who critiques discourses around women and slimness while at the same time desiring to be slim; second, by my new eating patterns marking me simultaneously as both a disciplined and a disordered subject; and third, by publically and politically supporting the Health at Every Size movement but privately in my “quest” to recreate myself emphasizing shedding kilos over fitness. The article concludes that understanding these paradoxes that surround weight loss is useful for furthering understanding of a complex embodied, gendered and spatialized process.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00895.x/abstracten_NZ
dc.subjectfaten_NZ
dc.subjectweight lossen_NZ
dc.subjectautobiographyen_NZ
dc.subjectfeminismen_NZ
dc.subjectbodyen_NZ
dc.subjectwomenen_NZ
dc.subjectparadoxen_NZ
dc.titleBecoming smaller: Autobiographical spaces of weight lossen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00895.xen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfAntipode: A Radical Journal of Geographyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page871en_NZ
pubs.elements-id36246
pubs.end-page888en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume44en_NZ


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