Book: Fat phobia arises from racism and religion
- August 12, 2019
- Sabrina Strings, sociology, Futurity, Aug. 12, 2019
In Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (NYU Press, 2019), Sabrina
Strings, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine
discusses the stigma of larger—primarily female—body types and how deep racial and
religious roots, rather than health concerns, led Western society to favor the lean.
For the full story, please visit https://www.futurity.org/fat-phobia-book-sabrina-strings-2130182-2/.
Related News Items
- We need to start talking about "thin privilege"
- Sabrina Strings explains how 'fatphobia' is rooted in racism
- The mystery of 'Harriet Cole'
- Many states allow people with a BMI over 30 to get the COVID vaccine. But for some with obesity, it's not that simple
- The racist and problematic history of the body mass index