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Title: 'Excessive' embodiment in contemporary women's writing
Author: Atayurt, Zeynep Zeren
ISNI:       0000 0001 3431 5164
Awarding Body: Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2008
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The 'obese' female body has often been portrayed as the 'other' to the slender body. However, this process of 'othering', or viewing as different, has created a repressive discourse, where 'excess' has increasingly come to be studied as a 'physical abnormality' or a signifier of a 'personality defect'. A tendency to stabilise the implications of obesity through medical, biological or statistical data has been a recurring characteristic of Westem society's current cultural view of obesity.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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