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The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity

Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton

Authors: Levy-Navarro, E.

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This book offers the first sustained examination of fatness in the early modern period.  Using readings of such major figures as Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton, this book considers alternative ways that fat was constructed before the introduction of the modern pathologized category of 'obesity'.

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Elena Levy-Navarro is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

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'The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity challenges the historically constructed discourse of fatness and obesity as moral transgression. Levy-Navarro offers fat embodiment as a revisionist-and indeed, populist-oppositional strategy against ceding the dominant will to the nationalist 'lean and mean,' with its assertion of aesthetic and moral superiority.' - Olga L. Valbuena, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University

'Elena Levy-Navrro's history of size complements existing histories of gender, race, age and class.' - Katharine Craik, Times Literary Supplement


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity
Book Subtitle
Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61043-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230610439
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60123-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37060-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 238
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