The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity: Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton by E. Levy-navarroThe Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity: Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton by E. Levy-navarro

The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity: Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton…

byE. Levy-navarro

Hardcover | December 3, 1993

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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'.
Elena Levy-Navarro is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
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Title:The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity: Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton…Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:December 3, 1993Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230601235

ISBN - 13:9780230601239

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Table of Contents

Towards a Constructionist Fat History A Time before Fat?: Gluttony in Piers Plowman Emergence of Fatness Defiant: Skelton at Court Lean and Mean: Shakespeare's Criticism of Thin Privilege Boundless Fat in Middleton's A Game at Chess Weigh Me as a Friend: Jonson's Multiple Constructions of the Fat

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"The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity offers a crucial example of how generative a fat studies approach to culture can be, and how an intervention into both current and historical representations of bodily dimensions is applicable to scholarships in many disciplines."-- Journal of Popular Culture"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"Levy-Navarro accomplishes a difficult feat in her book--she explains a complex topic in a voice which is conversation yet scholarly, personal yet not indulgent, and challenging yet not audacious. This easily digestible, vital text deserves a place next to other critical works of the early and late modern period."--Quidditas"A historicist study enhanced by a keen understanding of psychoanalytical theory, Levy-Navarro's book traces a history of cultural attitudes about body image from the late medieval period through the seventeenth century . . . her well-organized argument provides thorough and original literary analyses of challenging early modern texts and offers valuable insight into the scholarship on early modern attitudes about body image."--Sixteenth Century Journal