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To be fat in a thin-obsessed gay culture can be difficult. Despite affectionate in-group monikers for big gay men-chubs, bears, cubs-the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture at large still haunts these individuals who often exist at the margins of gay communities.
In existence for over forty years, the club has long been a refuge and 'safe space' for such men.
This book documents performances at club events and examines how participants use allusion and campy-queer behavior to reconfigure and reclaim their sullied body images, focusing on the numerous tensions of marginalization and dignity that big gay men experience and how they negotiate these tensions via their membership to a size-positive group. A compelling and rich narrative, Fat Gay Men provides a rare glimpse into an unexplored dimension of weight and body image in American culture.
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An older Post-Stonewall, diversity within the U. It was Brown who took out an ad in the alternative newspaper The Berkeley BarbWithin the confines of this alternative space, they feel free to Both events take place in a U.
Unlike the t effort of multiple groups that coordinate the Super Weekend, the group hosting Convergence changes every year, as does gay chub old location. Some of the same people attend both events, yet they sometimes dress and behave differently. Each event provides for big gay Yet becoming objects of desire and feeling sexy does not necessarily have to culminate in sex.
Big men simply engage in defiant, in-your-face behaviors in an attempt to construct meaningful lives and carve out a place for themselves within the gay community. At times, they also attempt to effect real structural change by challenging gay body politics and the imposition of derogatory labels. In this chapter, I focus on alternatives for reconfiguring shame other than the sexual objectification described in chapter Herein, I have thickly described some of the ways in which big gay men have reconfigured the shame of fat stigma, either by turning themselves into sex objects the focus of chapter 3or by seeking class validation the focus of chapter 4or by playfully disregarding their shame the focus of chapter 5.
Big men, however, have devised different gay chub old for reconfiguring the shame of fat stigma Series: Intersections. Published by: NYU Press. Search for reviews of this book. Cite this Item Copy Citation. Export Citation Export to NoodleTools. Export to RefWorks. Export to EasyBib. Export a Text file For BibTex. Note: Always review your references and make any necessary corrections before using.
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Gay Chubs, Bears, and Friends