Fat Activism (Second Edition) (Book)
A Radical Social Movement
Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is a rare insider’s view of fat people speaking about their lives and politics on their own terms. It is part of a new wave of accessible, accountable and rigorous work emerging through Research Justice and the Para-Academy.
What is fat activism and why is it important? Charlotte Cooper, a fat activist with around 30 years experience, answers this question by lifting the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offering a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times. In her expansive grassroots study she: reveals details of fat activist methods and approaches and explodes myth; charts extensive accounts of international fat activist historical roots going back over four decades; explores controversies and tensions in the movement; shows that fat activism is an undeniably feminist and queer phenomenon, and explains why fat activism presents exciting possibilities for anyone interested in social justice. Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is a rare insider’s view of fat people speaking about their lives and politics on their own terms. This is the book you have been waiting for.