Fat Rights

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: New York Univ Pr

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In Fat Rights, Anna Kirkland asks the first provocative questions that need to be raised about adding weight to lists of currently protected traits like race, gender, and disability. Kirkland draws on little-known legal cases brought by fat citizens as well as significant lawsuits over other forms of bodily difference, asking why the boundaries of our antidiscrimination laws rest where they do.

Author Biography

Anna Kirkland is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Challenge of Differencep. 1
Imagining Legal Protections for Fatnessp. 30
Shifting the Blamep. 55
Balancing Functional Individuals and Embedded Selvesp. 75
Governing Risk: Medicalization and Normalizationp. 97
Accommodating Fatnessp. 126
Conclusion: What Is Worth Wanting in American Antidiscrimination Law?p. 147
Notesp. 161
Indexp. 191
About the Authorp. 196
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