Fat/Trans: queering the activist body

White, F.R. 2014. Fat/Trans: queering the activist body. Fat Studies: an interdisciplinary journal of body weight and society. 3 (2), pp. 86-100. doi:10.1080/21604851.2014.889489

TitleFat/Trans: queering the activist body
AuthorsWhite, F.R.
Abstract

This article argues for a new approach to the intersection of fat/trans identities that moves beyond “additive” accounts or those that simply highlight parallel struggles. The analysis addresses the divergent accounts of the “malleability” of the body in fat and trans political discourses and how these might shape the lived experience of the fat/trans individual. However, rather than thinking of trans and fat as distinct phenomena, the article asks what it would mean to recognize their inextricability and suggests that this could be a productive way of imagining a queer fat politics that seeks not to reproduce exclusionary norms.

JournalFat Studies: an interdisciplinary journal of body weight and society
Journal citation3 (2), pp. 86-100
ISSN2160-4851
Year2014
PublisherRoutledge
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/21604851.2014.889489
Publication dates
Published2014

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