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Amy Farrell on The Colbert Report

So, Amy Farrell recently appeared on the Colbert Report. Who is Amy Farrell? She's a professor of American studies and Women's & Gender Studies at Dickinson College. From her bio:

Her research includes 20th century U.S. culture, U.S. women's history, body politics, and the history of fat stigma. She has. published a book on the history of Ms. magazine during the second wave of feminism, Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism.

Dr. Farrell's newest book Fat Shame, is available on Amazon. To get a taste of her work, you can access a pdf of her fat studies introduction here.

Oh, and the video doesn't work outside the US (sorry; I can't watch it either), but the fat studies intro is still well worth a read.

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kemelios May 7th, 2011 | Link | Just an FYI, your link to

Just an FYI, your link to the pdf doesn't work b/c you have a hyphen in the code instead of an equals sign. The link is here.

DeeLeigh's picture
May 7th, 2011 | Link | Ack, thanks. It's fixed

Ack, thanks. It's fixed now.

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May 8th, 2011 | Link | Saw her on the Colbert

Saw her on the Colbert Report and looking forward to reading her book, S. C. didn't go over much of it on the show and did most of the talking, Moxie.

withoutscene's picture
May 14th, 2011 | Link | You don't learn much about

You don't learn much about her book from the clip, sadly. Such are book interviews on Colbert.

But for the record, Amy is incredible. She was to be on one of my panels at the National Women's Studies Association conference last year and couldn't make it, so I read her paper instead...about fat phobia and size discrimination used against and by women's suffragists. My understanding is that that paper was part of the book. Amy will also be on one of our fat studies/fat feminism panels at NWSA this November, along with a bunch of other fabulous people.

I am currently reading the book. Maybe I'll do a write-up for BFB if I get on the move and read it at a decent pace.

DeeLeigh's picture
May 15th, 2011 | Link | That pdf introduction to fat

That pdf introduction to fat studies is incredible. It would be great if you could write a review of her book and post it.

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