SOCIOL 4G03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Kim Chernin, Julier Pass, Social Capital

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The body is not an apology video by sonya renee. Cp the poliical economy of obesity the fat pay all julier (2013) When fatness is correlated with irresponsible behavior, those who are not fat gain status. Existence of obesity ensures the dirty work gets done. Discriminaion & lack of social capital prevent people from moving up. Labeling obesity an epidemic creates jobs for the diet, exercise & health industries. Fatness is usually associated with certain ideas, or images including: Fatness is due to lack of will-power, self-control & discipline . Geing fat is a fear with girls as young as 5! High school counselors less likely to encourage fat students to apply for college. 1 in 10 hr"s think it"s acceptable to ire a person for being fat. Landlords less likely to rent to fat people. Being judged for being around fat people. Fat people discriminated against by medical health professionals.

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