Fat Boys: A Slim Book
He is˙the epitome of health?or a walking time bomb. He is oversexed?or sexless. He is jolly?or hiding the tears of a clown. He is the picture of wealth and plenty?or the bloated, malnourished emblem of poverty. He is the fat man?a cultural icon, a social enigma, a pressing medical issue?and he is the subject of this remarkably rich book.
The figures that Sander L. Gilman considers, from the ugly fat man with the beautiful sylph trapped inside to the smart fat boy to the aging body desirous of rejuvenation, appear and reappear in different guises throughout Western culture. And as is often true of marginal cases, they serve to define the shifting center of our dreams and beliefs. A tentative exploration in the world of male body fantasies, Gilman?s book asks how the representation of the fat man alters with time and alters how men relate to their own bodies and the bodies of others, both men and women. His examples?ranging from Santa Claus to Sancho Panza, from Falstaff to Babe Ruth, from Nero Wolfe to Al Roker?illustrate the complexity perennially associated with fat men. From discourses about normality to the playing fields of baseball, from Greek male beauty to the fat detective, Gilman?s book examines and illuminates how cultures have imagined and portrayed the fat boy.
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For decades, obesity has almost exclusively been considered a feminine issue. In his latest book, Gilman (liberal arts; sciences & medicine, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) challenges this assumption and explores the complex history of the fat man in Western culture. Throughout history, the fat man has held a number of differing stereotypes. He has been a picture of health as well as a bundle of health concerns wrapped up in a lazy body. He has been a model of success and an icon of poverty. Gilman maintains that these views of the fat man have changed as our cultural beliefs and aspirations have changed. In addition, he examines how men view their own physiques and the bodies of others, male and female. He uses examples from a wide variety of times and contexts, from Shakespeare's Falstaff to Al Roker. Gilman uncovers the surprising complexity associated with fat men in a clear and succinct manner. However, the reading level of the book, along with its treatment of a highly specialized, academic subject, recommends it only for academic libraries.-Mark Bay, Cumberland Coll. Lib., Williamsburg, KY ...
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