Foreword : fat studies: an invitation to revolution / Marilyn Wann -- Introduction / Sondra Solovay and Esther Rothblum -- The inner corset : a brief history of fat in the United States / Laura Fraser -- Fattening queer history : where does fat history go from here? / Elena Levy-Navarro -- Does social class explain the connection between weight and health? / Paul Ernsberger -- Is 'permanent weight loss' an oxymoron? The statistics on weight loss and the national weight control registry / Glenn Gaesser -- What is 'health at every size'? / Deb Burgard -- Widening the dialogue to narrow the gap in health disparities : approaches to fat black lesbian and bisexual women's health promotion / Bianca D.M. Wilson -- Quest for a cause: the fat gene, the gay gene, and the new eugenics / Kathleen LeBesco -- Prescription for harm : diet industry influence, public health policy, and the 'obesity epidemic' / Pat Lyons -- Public fat : Canadian provincial governments and fat on the web / Laura Jennings -- That remains to be said : disappeared feminist discourses on fat in dietetic theory and practice / Lucy Aphramor and Jacqui Gingras -- Fatness (in)visible : polycystic ovarian syndrome and the rhetoric of normative femininity / Christina Fisanick -- Fat kids, working moms, and the 'epidemic of obesity' : race, class, and mother blame / Natalie Boero -- Fat youth as common targets for bullying / Jacqueline Weinstock and Michelle Krehbiel -- Bon bon fatty girl : a qualitative exploration of weight bias in Singapore / Maho Isono, Patti Lou Watkins, and Lee Ee Lian -- Part-time fatso / S. Bear Bergman -- Double stigma : fat men and their male admirers / Nathaniel C. Pyle and Michael I. Loewy -- The shape of abuse : fat oppression as a form of violence against women / Tracy Royce -- Fat women as 'easy targets' : achieving masculinity through hogging / Ariane Prohaska and Jeannine Gailey -- No apology : shared struggles in fat and transgender law / Dylan Vade and Sondra Solovay -- Access to the sky : airplane seats and fat bodies as contested spaces / Joyce L. Huff -- Neoliberalism and the constitution of contemporary bodies / Julie Guthman -- Sitting pretty : fat bodies, classroom desks, and academic excess / Ashley Hetrick and Derek Attig -- Stigma threat and the fat professor: reducing student prejudice in the classroom / Elena Andrea Escalera -- Fat stories in the classroom : what and how are they teaching about us? / Susan Koppelman -- Fat girls and size queens : alternative publications and the visualizing of fat and queer eroto-politics in contemporary American culture / Stefanie Snider -- Fat girls need fiction / Susan Stinson -- Fat heroines in chick-lit: gateway to acceptance in the mainstream? / Lara Frater -- The fat of the (border)land : food, flesh, and Hispanic masculinity in Willa Cather's 'Death Comes for the Archbishop' / Julia McCrossin -- Placing fat women on center stage / JuliaGrace Jester -- 'The white man's burden' : female sexuality, tourist postcards, and the place of the fat woman in early 20th century U.S. culture / Amy Farrell -- The Roseanne Benedict Arnolds: how fat women are betrayed by their celebrity icons / Beth Bernstein and Matilda St. John -- Jiggle in my walk: the iconic power of the 'big butt' in American pop culture / Wendy A. Burns-Ardolino -- Seeing through the layers : fat suits and thin bodies in 'The Nutty Professor' and 'Shallow Hal' / Katharina R. Mendoza -- Controlling the body : media representations, body size, and self-discipline / Dina Giovanelli and Stephen Ostertag -- 'I'm allowed to be a sexual being' : the distinctive social conditions of the fat burlesque stage / D. Lacy Asbill -- Embodying fat liberation / Heather McAllister -- Not Jane Fonda : aerobics for fat women only / Jenny Ellison -- Exorcising the exercise myth: creating women of substance / Dana Schuster and Lisa Tealer -- Maybe it should be called fat American studies / Charlotte Cooper -- Are we ready to throw our weight around? Fat studies and political activism / Deb Burgard, Elana Dykewomon, Esther Rothblum, and Pattie Thomas -- Appendix A : Fat Liberation Manifesto, November 1973 / Judy Freespirit and Aldebaran -- Appendix B : Legal briefs.