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The De-Masculinized Fat Male

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Some public, media and academic discourses claim that in contemporary Western society men’s physical attractiveness and thereby also their bodies are held to increasingly high standards, with body image playing a central role within...

The Funny Fat Body: Slapstick and Gross-Out

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Considering the status of fatness as a marginalized identity and its construction as non-normative embodiment, it is not surprising that comedy is the genre in contemporary Hollywood cinema that features fat characters most frequently...

Female Fatness as Non-Normative Femininity

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... Barbara A. Babcock (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1978), 147–190. Davis emphasizes the progressive potential some of these incarnations carry but also points out that many others rather reinforce traditional gender roles: ‘Some portraits...

Conclusion

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...What has emerged is how commonplace notions of fatness that are also part of the current obesity epidemic discourse are employed as markers of fatness. The association of fatness with the wrong kind of eating is most obvious, with a number...

Introduction

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... dissertation and went on to write about the fat woman as monster in film, which turned out to be a highly productive and satisfying experience.For the final result of this experience see Barbara Plotz, ‘Die filmische Repräsentation der dicken Frau...

The Fat Eater: Food and Eating

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Eating and fatness seem to be inextricable issues, with mainstream discourses of fatness usually proclaiming it to be a consequence of – the wrong kind of – eating. Similarly, many of those discourses focused on eating and food, whether...

A Critical Theorization of Fatness

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Fat Studies has a sustained interest in analysing the origins and roots of modern-day fatphobia and linking those with present-day constructs and discourses of fatness. One development that in a historical perspective is seen as decisive...

The Fat Outsider

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In his seminal book Outsiders the sociologist Howard S. Becker defines the notion of the outsider in relation to social rules and the behaviour of individuals. Outsiders are those whose behaviours are considered to have broken relevant...