[csaa-forum] Fwd: call for articles: special issue on Fat Oppression of the Fat Studies Journal will include a second issue

Camille Nurka camille.nurka at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 16:56:28 ACST 2018

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From: Esther Rothblum <erothblu at mail.sdsu.edu>
Date: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:12 AM
Subject: call for articles: special issue on Fat Oppression of the Fat
Studies Journal will include a second issue
To: Esther Rothblum <erothblu at mail.sdsu.edu>

CFP—Special Issue of *Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body
Weight and Society* on Fat Oppression Part 2, edited by Ariane Prohaska and
Jeannine A. Gailey

To be considered for inclusion in part 2 of this special issue, please send
a 200-250 word abstract and a current CV to Ariane Prohaska (
aprohaska at ua.edu) or Jeannine Gailey (j.gailey at tcu.edu) *by March 15, 2018*.
Letters of invitation will be sent by April 15, 2018. Abstract acceptance
does not guarantee your manuscript will be accepted; all manuscripts will
undergo a refereed peer review process. Any questions about the topic can
also be directed to us via e-mail.

This special issue of *Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body
Weight and Society* explores issues around fat oppression. The editors
invite papers on a variety of topics that address, for example, fatness as
a dimension of inequality (e.g. discrimination in jobs, education, and
public spaces) that intersects with other inequalities (race, class,
gender, ability, sexuality, etc.), the theorizing of fat/fatness or
“obesity” as deviant and the consequences on the physical/mental health of
fat people, and violence against fat people.

Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

●     Stereotypes of fat people and their consequences

●     Fat children: bullying, stigma, and outcomes

●     Intimate partner violence and fat bodies

●     Fat oppression in medicine/pharmaceutical industry

●     Sexual assault/rape of fat bodies

●     Media representations of fat people

●     The history of fat oppression

●     Public policy and fat bodies

●     The diet industry and fat bodies

●     Fat activism

●     Resilience in the face of fat oppression

Final submissions should be between 3000-6000 words, including all notes
and references, and should be received by July 15th, 2018. If you wish to
include reproductions of visual images with your essay, you will need to
receive permission to do so from the artists/copyright holders of the
image(s).  All authors will need to sign a form that transfers copyright of
their article to the publisher, Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

*Fat Studies* is the first academic journal in the field of scholarship
that critically examines theory, research, practices, and programs related
to body weight and appearance. Content includes original research and
overviews exploring the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality,
age, ability, and socioeconomic status. Articles critically examine
representations of fat in health and medical sciences, the Health at Every
Size model, the pharmaceutical industry, psychology, sociology, cultural
studies, legal issues, literature, pedagogy, art, theater, popular culture,
media studies, and activism.

* Fat Studies* is an interdisciplinary, international field of scholarship
that critically examines societal attitudes and practices about body weight
and appearance. *Fat Studies* advocates equality for all people regardless
of body size. It explores the way fat people are oppressed, the reasons
why, who benefits from that oppression and how to liberate fat people from
oppression. *Fat Studies* seeks to challenge and remove the negative
associations that society has about fat and the fat body. It regards
weight, like height, as a human characteristic that varies widely across
any population. *Fat Studies* is similar to academic disciplines that focus
on race, ethnicity, gender, or age.

Esther D. Rothblum, Ph.D.
Professor of Women's Studies
San Diego State University
Mail Code 6030
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182, USA
erothblu at mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-6662 <(619)%20594-6662> (work)
website: rothblum.sdsu.edu

Dr Camille Nurka
Website <http://camillenurka.com.au/>
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