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Sociology of Body Size
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Klein, N., and Nathaniel Pyle. 2010. “Sociology of Body Size”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This class will address body size and weight issues from a social constructionist perspective. Body ideals and people’s experiences of their own bodies have been culturally constructed in very much the same way as race, gender, and sexuality. We will use feminist and constructionist theory to deconstruct the dominant discourse on body size and weight....

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Cultural Sociology
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College 300

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