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Tjocka kroppar och smala platser : om överviktiga personers erfaranheter av att vistas i offentliga rum

Bengtsson, Jens (2008)
Division of Ethnology
Abstract
How is the fat body constructed in public spaces? This essay deals with the experiances of five participants, being fat in public spaces. The fat body is often constructed as "matter out of place", more or less expected to be invisiable in public spaces. But living with a fat body isnt all about assimilation, wearing black clothes to fit in or staying at home in fear of facing comments of your body. More than being a body constructed as improperiate in public spaces, the participants view can be described as "revolting". By using language, humour and clothes they make the fat body an inhabitable body in the public space.
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author
Bengtsson, Jens
supervisor
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Cultural anthropology, fenomenology, experience, materiality, negotiation, assimilation, revolting, fat body, public space, övervikt, kroppsuppfattning, ethnology, Kulturantropologi, etnologi
language
Swedish
id
1317792
date added to LUP
2008-09-22
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2014-05-27 12:59:39
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  abstract     = {How is the fat body constructed in public spaces? This essay deals with the experiances of five participants, being fat in public spaces. The fat body is often constructed as "matter out of place", more or less expected to be invisiable in public spaces. But living with a fat body isnt all about assimilation, wearing black clothes to fit in or staying at home in fear of facing comments of your body. More than being a body constructed as improperiate in public spaces, the participants view can be described as "revolting". By using language, humour and clothes they make the fat body an inhabitable body in the public space.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Jens},
  keyword      = {Cultural anthropology,fenomenology,experience,materiality,negotiation,assimilation,revolting,fat body,public space,övervikt,kroppsuppfattning,ethnology,Kulturantropologi,etnologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tjocka kroppar och smala platser : om överviktiga personers erfaranheter av att vistas i offentliga rum},
  year         = {2008},
}