Recommendations for Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism…

…are coming in.

Here is a couple of them:

Charlotte Cooper’s fierce new book Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement should be required reading for scholars and activists. Cooper draws on extensive interviews with fat activists to render a trenchant analysis of our field of motion. She takes a penetrating look at activist efforts and self-understandings, eschewing easy praise in favor of discernment that ultimately promises to invigorate the movement.

Kathleen LeBesco, Marymount Manhattan College (Associate Dean)

Charlotte Cooper is once again in the vanguard of radical social change with this book about fat activism. She has captured the history of the fat rights movements, interviewed fat activists, and demonstrated the extensive and exciting breadth of fat activism in a global setting. Fat activism is often portrayed as ineffective when in fact its lack of conformity and interdisciplinarity can serve as a model for other social movements.

Esther Rothblum, Editor, Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society

Read more about Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, that will be published on 4 January, here.

HammerOn Book Production

Book production is a complex and collaborative task.

It involves working with authors, of course, but also proof readers, copy editors and graphic designers.

We are lucky enough to know and work with a range of talented people who help get our books out into the world.

This post is a celebration of designers and copy editors who actually make books become a real life thing, whose work often goes if not unnoticed, then at least unsung.

Way back in 2010 Michal William designed the HammerOn logo. He also typeset Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory. The wonderfully talented graphic designer and illustrator Caroline Duffy designed the cover.

Jan Martin designed the catalogue for Sistershow Revisited: Feminism in Bristol, 1973-1975, which is probably our swankiest book and showcases Jan’s aptitude for elegant graphic expression.

We worked with Tamzin Forster to produce The Exciting Life of Being a Woman and Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and Beyond, two complex and ambitious books from a graphic design perspective.

Eva Megias has designed and typeset Are the Kids All Right?, The Para-Academic Handbook and Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement. Eva wins the prize for vibrant, ultra-gay design prowess.

Graeme Maguire helped design the cover concept for The Para-Academic Handbook.

Talented copy editors we have worked with include Hannah Austin of Austin Editorial and Natalie J Brown.

All of these folks are brilliant, hard working and creative maestros in their own right.

A massive thank you from HammerOn for helping us develop and grow.

Here’s to more books!


Fat Activism Pre-Order Badges

A badge saying Fat Activist pinched between a finger and a thumbYou will be available to pre-order Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement on this site from late November.

As part of the package you will receive this rather fabulous badge.

More news on how to pre-order will be posted soon!

Charlotte continues to blog about the book in the run up to publication in January.

Her latest post explores her worries about publishing the book, read more here.

If you are interested in covering Fat Activism in your magazine, blog, zine, newspaper, podcast, radio show, etc., contact HammerOn to discuss your ideas.