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CEAPS Speaker - Cindi SturtzSreetharan "Enacting and Experiencing Fat Stigma: Stories from Japan"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 15, 2021   3:00 - 4:30 pm  
Speaker
Cindi SturtzSreetharan (Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University)
Registration
Registration
Contact
Yuchuan Shen
E-Mail
ycshen2@illinois.edu
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Understanding language as social action draws attention to the ways in which fat stigmatizing discourses do social harm. Drawing on interviews and experiences from women and men in Osaka, Japan, I look closely at how fat stigma is expressed in Japanese, both blatantly and through more subtle language use. I focus on four key themes in people’s narratives around localized ideas about fatness.

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