Increasingly, performers and playwrights are challenging the stigmatization associated with the fat body and the hegemonic assumption that performers must reflect the slender aesthetic of the culture at large. By creating spaces for a diverse range of body types, such artists work toward a more comprehensive understanding of human difference and resist attempts to erase the fat body from the public sphere.... anti-fat ideology and provide a challenge to the hegemonic tropes of fatness which currently dominate popular culture. ... The show, still running in 2008 and hosted by soap opera star Alison Sweeney, revolves around the weight loss effortsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Fat Chance: Images of Women of Size in the American Theatre|
|Author||:||Rebecca Stone Thornberry|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|