Food-Body Intra-Activity and the Relational “Obese” Subject in Super Size Me and Make the Connection

Katrine Meldgaard Kjær

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The author considers the relationship between bodies, food, and the construction of the “obese” subject in Oprah Winfrey’s self-help book Make the Connection and Morgan Spurlock’s film Super Size Me. Interestingly, the process of becoming “obese” in these texts has very little to do with gaining weight. Instead, it is highly dependent on Winfrey and Spurlock’s relationship to food and eating, and the circumstances in which this eating takes place. Accordingly, the article argues that to truly understand how subjects are created as a part of the “obesity epidemic” here, one must examine the relationship between bodies and the objects they interact with.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftFat Studies
Vol/bind6
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)77-89
ISSN2160-4851
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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