Fat body and Fatness in material culture

"beyond the visual, beyond the human, and even beyond the bodies"


  • Christopher E. Forth
  • Aliana Aires




When I was invited to organize the issue “Fat Fashion: Cultural Perspectives”, I had in mind to interview an international scholar whose works and studies were not translated into Portuguese. I figured this might be a way to get to know some of the excellent studies I had access to when I lived in New York as a visiting scholar at Parsons. [...]


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Biografia do Autor

Christopher E. Forth

Ph.D in History from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) in New York (1994). Since 2007, he is professor of History at the University of Kansas (KU). He has also worked at Universities in Australia, Finland and Germany. Forth is editor-in-chief of the ournal “Cultural History” and has extensive academic research with publications of books, articles, reviews and book chapters on the following topics: Cultural History of Gender, Sexuality, the Body and the Senses and Intellectual History of Europe.

Aliana Aires

Master and Ph.D in Communication and Consumer Practices (PPGCOM-ESPM SP), with a visiting period at PARSONS - The New School in New York (2017-2018), sponsored by CAPES. Author of the book “From fat to plus size: large sizes fashion” (2019). She teaches undergraduate and graduate (lato sensu) courses and coordinates the graduate (lato sensu) program in Fashion, Retail and Consumer Behavior at University Center Santo Agostinho (UNIFSA) 




Como Citar

FORTH, C. E.; AIRES, A. Fat body and Fatness in material culture: "beyond the visual, beyond the human, and even beyond the bodies". dObra[s] – revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos de Pesquisas em Moda, [S. l.], n. 33, p. 219–228, 2021. DOI: 10.26563/dobras.i33.1441. Disponível em: https://dobras.emnuvens.com.br/dobras/article/view/1441. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2022.