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Becoming fit to be a mother: class, learning, and redemption in Supersize vs Superskinny

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The UK Channel Four reality television programmes Supersize vs Superskinny and Supersize vs Superskinny: Kids present their viewers with a stark, and supposedly educative, reforming of food practices. Pairing participants defined as underweight with others defined as morbidly obese, the programmes are premised on a so-called ‘diet swap’, in which participants consume their foils’ (either meagre or excessive) meals in order to face the supposed follies of their ways. While the programmes inclu...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/09589236.2016.1178630

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
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Publication date:
2016-05-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-12
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1465-3869
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0958-9236
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pubs:665028
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uuid:221c520e-6527-4595-9356-ac7c287fa4f5
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665028
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2016-12-13

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