Fat Talk

A Feminist Perspective

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About the Book

Women have unintentionally become their own worst enemies through their engagement in “fat talk”—critical dialogue about one’s own physical appearance, and “body snarking” or criticism towards other women’s bodies. Not only does this harsh judgment pervade our psyches and societies, it also contributes to the glass ceiling in a variety of professions, including politics representing feminist activism. This book reviews and analyzes the origins and effects of fat talk and body snarking, and provides potential solutions that include evidence-based personal therapies and community interventions.

About the Author(s)

Denise Martz is a clinical health psychologist in the Kulynych/Cline Distinguished Professorship at Appalachian State University. She has been publishing her scientific work on fat talk with colleagues and students for the past twelve years. She also has a small private practice in her community.

Bibliographic Details

Denise Martz

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7304-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3584-2
Imprint: McFarland