Extreme Weight Loss: Life before and after Bariatric Surgery

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Within the past two decades, social science studies of obesity treatment and bariatric surgery have proliferated, shedding light on the lived experience of body transformations induced by surgery and normative conceptualizations of body size. Extreme Weight Loss by Sarah Trainer, Alexandra Brewis, and Amber Wutich represents the first extensive ethnography about bariatric surgery, a most welcome, important, and highly informative book that situates itself within classical medical anthropology and distinguishes itself from interdisciplinary research exploring treatment improvements and critical fat studies as an account of the lived experience of going through obesity surgery.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical Anthropology Quarterly
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)O7-O9
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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