Aberrant Consumers: Selfies and Fat Admiration Websites

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Woolley, Dawn;
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In contemporary consumer culture, the healthy body acts as a sign-value for success, a strong work ethic and self-control; it is viewed as a productive resource and medium for creating “bodily capital.” But there is a conflict at the heart of consumer culture, between t... View more
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