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Fashioning fat : inside plus-size modeling, Amanda M. Czerniawski

Label
Fashioning fat : inside plus-size modeling
Title
Fashioning fat
Title remainder
inside plus-size modeling
Statement of responsibility
Amanda M. Czerniawski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For two and a half years, Amanda Czerniawski was a sociologist turned plus-size model. Journeying into a world where, as a size 10, she was not considered an average body type, but rather, for the fashion industry, "plus-sized," Czerniawski studied the standards of work and image production in the plus-sized model industry. Fashioning Fat takes us through a model's day-to-day activities, first at open calls at modeling agencies and then through the fashion shows and photo shoots. Czerniawski also interviewed 35 plus-size models about their lives in the world of fashion, bringing to life the strange contradictions of being an object of non-idealized beauty. Fashioning Fat shows us that the mission of many of these models is to challenge our standards of beauty that privilege the thin body; they show us that fat can be sexy. Many plus-size models do often succeed in overcoming years of self-loathing and shame over their bodies, yet, as Czerniawski shows, these women are not the ones in charge of beauty's construction or dissemination. At the corporate level, the fashion industry perpetuates their objectification. Plus-size models must conform to an image created by fashion's tastemakers, as their bodies must fit within narrowly defined parameters of size and shape--an experience not too different from that of straight-sized models. Ultimately, plus-size models find that they are still molding their bodies to fit an image instead of molding an image of beauty to fit their bodies. A much-needed behind-the-scenes look at this growing industry, Fashioning Fat is a fascinating, unique, and important contribution to our understanding of beauty"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Czerniawski, Amanda M
Dewey number
746.9/2082
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9940.A2 C94 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plus-size women's clothing industry
  • Self-esteem in women
  • Body image
Label
Fashioning fat : inside plus-size modeling, Amanda M. Czerniawski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From books to looks: journeying into plus-size modeling -- How to become a plus-size model -- Models of all (plus) sizes? -- Disciplining corpulence through aesthetic labor -- Agents as gatekeepers of fashion -- Selling the fat body -- Stepping out of the plus-size looking glass
Control code
ocn876883296
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780814770399
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014024588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024657092
System control number
(OCoLC)876883296
Label
Fashioning fat : inside plus-size modeling, Amanda M. Czerniawski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From books to looks: journeying into plus-size modeling -- How to become a plus-size model -- Models of all (plus) sizes? -- Disciplining corpulence through aesthetic labor -- Agents as gatekeepers of fashion -- Selling the fat body -- Stepping out of the plus-size looking glass
Control code
ocn876883296
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780814770399
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014024588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024657092
System control number
(OCoLC)876883296

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