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dc.contributor.authorBacon, Hannah*
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-24T14:00:36Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-24T14:00:36Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04-08en
dc.identifier.citationFat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, 2015, 4(2), pp. 92-111en
dc.identifier.issn2160-4851en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/21604851.2015.1016777en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/345146en
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Fat Studies on 8 April 2015 available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21604851.2015.1016777en
dc.description.abstractThis article draws on qualitative research inside one UK secular commercial weight loss group to show how ancient Christian suspicions of appetite and pleasure resurface in this group’s language of “Syn.” Following ancient Christian representations of sin, members assume that Syn depicts disorder and that fat is a visible sign of a body which has fallen out of place. Syn, though, is ambiguous, utilizing ancient theological meanings to discipline fat while containing within it the power to resist the very borders which hold women’s bodies and fat in place. Syn thus signals both the dangers and powers of disordered eating.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ufts20/current#.VOyDWE1ybcsen
dc.subjectfaten
dc.subjectsin/synen
dc.subjectorder/disorderen
dc.subjectweight lossen
dc.titleFat, syn and disordered eating: The dangers and powers of excessen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2160-486Xen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalFat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Societyen
refterms.dateFOA2016-04-07T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractThis article draws on qualitative research inside one UK secular commercial weight loss group to show how ancient Christian suspicions of appetite and pleasure resurface in this group’s language of “Syn.” Following ancient Christian representations of sin, members assume that Syn depicts disorder and that fat is a visible sign of a body which has fallen out of place. Syn, though, is ambiguous, utilizing ancient theological meanings to discipline fat while containing within it the power to resist the very borders which hold women’s bodies and fat in place. Syn thus signals both the dangers and powers of disordered eating.


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