Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 2 of 2)

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 2 of 2)

North Americans have been waging a war since the early 20th century, on two main fronts – health and fashion. "We have turned thinning into a new religion in this country," observed Roberta Seid, social historian and author of Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies. The second part of this two-part series traces the evolution of attitudes in the western world, from the 19th century when fat was considered not only beautiful but a sign of prosperity, through the 20th-century reversal and an increasing intolerance of fat.

  • 1997
  • 00:55:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018
Curio.ca users can access content from outside their institution. You must find your access code and then create an account.

The new version of Curio is available!

Access this page through the new version and discover a whole new experience.

Try the new version