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YoungGiftedandFat : An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality, and Privilege, Paperback / softback Book

YoungGiftedandFat : An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality, and Privilege Paperback / softback

Part of the Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives series


YoungGiftedandFat is a critical autoethnography of "performing thin"- on the stage and in life.

Sharrell D. Luckett's story of weight loss and gain and playing the (beautiful, desirable, thin) leading lady showcases an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to issues of weight and self-esteem, performance, race, and gender.

Sharrell structures her project with creative text, interviews, testimony, journal entries, dialogues, monologues, and deep theorizing through and about the abundance of flesh.

She explores the politics of Black culture, and particularly the intersections of her lived and embodied experiences.

Her body and body transformation becomes a critical praxis to evidence fat as a feminist issue, fat as a Black-girl-woman issue, and fat as an ideological construct that is as much on the brain as it is on the body.

YoungGiftedandFat is useful to any area of research or course offering taking up questions of size politics at the intersections of race and sexuality.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 172 pages, 7 Halftones, black and white; 7 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9781138038325

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