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The Fat Lady Sings
A Psychological Exploration of the Cultural Fat Complex and its Effects





ISBN 9781782204978
Published March 26, 2017 by Routledge
214 Pages

 
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This book examines the so-called War on Obesity as an example of a cultural complex, how that complex shapes the way fat is treated in psychotherapy, including the classical Jungian approach to fat, as written by Marion Woodman. It looks at the experience of being fat as an ongoing trauma.

Table of Contents

Introduction The silent woman -- Life in the panopticon -- The war on obesity: a cultural complex at work -- When a body meets a body: fat enters the consulting room -- Dancing with Marion Woodman: searching for meaning -- Woodman, my mother, and me -- Woodman and anger, food, eating, and control -- A last look at Woodman -- Memory, shame, and the fat body—pulling it all together -- My body, my self: toward a theory of fat and trauma -- Back to the consulting room: blind spots and remedies -- Coming out as fat

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