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Issue 04 - Fat Shame


Fat Shame
Author: Joel Tan

"Every act of discipline creates the conditions for its counter-act of resistance. So how can the fat body resist? How can it tear through the layers of power, acculturation and repression that wrap around it, to confront the ideologies that render it abject and abhorrent? How can the fat body find something for itself other than shame and exclusion?"

Issue 04 features an essay, by Joel Tan, that explores the fixation by contemporary culture on fat as an object of shame, the mythic connection between the body and citizenship and the possibilities for resistance. 

The book also features portraits of the author in drag by Crispian Chan.


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