Here are a couple of choice phrases from the review:
“When I reached for Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, I expected to read a historical account of what is often seen as a controversial social movement. If weight or fat is linked to obesity, variously defined as a contributor to chronic diseases or a chronic disease in its own right, how can we accept it? The book, however, surprised me. While it does offer a thorough and timely history of the fat acceptance movement – broadly described as a social movement seeking to change societal attitudes towards fat people – it does more than that.”
“the book can serve as an example of how doctoral research can be ‘translated’ for a wider audience. Cooper refers to academic concepts and theories, but explains them in plain and accessible language. This can be evidenced through her definitions of, for example, ‘neoliberalism’ as ‘the emphasis on individualism over collectivism’, and of ‘healthism’ as the idea that ‘health is a moral project that is the responsibility of individuals’.”
In other news, HammerOn will be tabling at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair on 30 April.
We are also in the thick of book production for Shannon Woodcock’s Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania that will be published on 25 April.
Don’t miss the HammerOn World Book Day flash sale – 20% off all titles for today only – apply coupon wbd20 at the check out.