Celebrated musician and entertainer Lizzo wowed audiences and left many “feeling good as hell.” Notwithstanding her collective—fat, Black female— identity she catapulted into mainstream success while redefining the social script for body size, race, and gender. This book explores a tale of two narratives: Lizzo’s self-curated, fat-positive identity and the media’s reaction to an unabashedly proud fat, Black woman. This critical analysis examines how Lizzo challenges fatphobia and reconstitutes fat stigmatization into self-empowerment through her strategic use of hyper-embodiment via social media, and the rhetorical distinctions between Lizzo’s self-curated narrative via social media and those offered about her in print media. In part, Lizzo’s bodily flauntingis argued as a significant rhetorical act that emancipates her identity of fatness and reframes the negative tropes of (fat) Black women typically curated in American culture.
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Fat Black Female Flaunting.- Chapter 3. So what, it’s Lizzo?
Niya Pickett Miller, Ph.D., is a public speaker and post-doctoral Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Department of Communication and Media at Samford University, USA. Her forthcoming edited book (2021) titled, #Verzuz and Club Quarantine: Sustaining Black Music and Black Culture During COVID-19 features curated studies of Black cultural expression and communication through live streamed music on Instagram during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her 2020 book, Deconstructing Albinism as the Other, explores the visual tropes of people with albinism in American popular culture.
Gheni N. Platenburg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University, USA, where she teaches multimedia journalism courses. Her research interests primarily fall at the intersection of race and media. Her co-authored research has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Black Studies. Currently, she works as a freelance journalist for The Washington Post Talent Network.
Collana: Palgrave Studies in (Re)Presenting Gender
Dimensioni: 210 x 148 mm Ø 251 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:1 Illustrations, black and white
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