Suggested Reading


Open Books

This page will provide a running list of all referenced materials as well as suggested readings.



Longhurst, R. (1994). The geography closest in – the body… the politics of pregnability. Australian Geographical Studies32(2), pp.214-223.


Suggested Reading

Colls, R. (2004). ‘Looking alright, feeling alright’: emotions, sizing and the geographies of women’s experiences of clothing consumption. Social & Cultural Geography, 5(4), pp.583-596.

Colls, R. (2006). Outsize/Outside: bodily bignesses and the emotional experiences of British women shopping for clothes. Gender, Place & Culture, 13(5), pp.529-545.

Cooper, C. (1998). Fat and proud: the politics of size. Women’s Press.

Fredrickson, B. and Roberts, T. (1997). Objectification theory: toward understanding women’s lived experiences and mental health risks. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21(2), pp.173-206.

Grosz, E. (1994). Volatile bodies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Kitsuse, J. (1980). Coming out all over: deviants and the politics of social problems. Social Problems, 28(1), pp.1-13.

Murray, S. (2005a). Doing politics or selling out? Living the fat body. Women’s Studies, 34(3-4), pp.265-277.

Murray, S. (2005b). (Un/be)coming out? Rethinking fat politics. Social Semiotics, 15(2), pp.153-163.

Saguy, A. and Ward, A. (2011). Coming out as fat: rethinking stigma. Social Psychology Quarterly, 74(1), pp.53-75.

Walker, S. (2016). Yes, I’m Fat. It’s O.K. I Said It. The New York Times. [online] Available at: [Accessed 23 Jan. 2019].