Navigating Fatphobia and Gender Embodiment

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dc.contributor.author Antar, Fatima
dc.date.accessioned 2023-10-20T10:01:03Z
dc.date.available 2023-10-20T10:01:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2023 en_US
dc.date.issued 2023-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/15094
dc.description.abstract Drawing on post-structuralist feminist theory about the body and health, this thesis critically deconstructs the experiences of Lebanese women who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery and their reasons for undergoing it. Using Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), this research explored the intersecting reasons that drove seven women to undergo weight loss surgery. The analysis uncovered five overarching themes central to the participants’ experiences: (1) Socialization as Fat women, (2) The consequence of being socialized as fat women, (3) Navigating Uncertainty and Change throughout the weight loss surgery journey, (4) Navigating the body in its relational context throughout weight loss surgery journey, and (5) The effects of socioeconomic status and environment. This study contributes to the literature on fatness and gender, anti-fat bias, and the sociocultural and psychological aspects of being a weight loss surgery recipient, which is otherwise unexplored in Lebanon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Weight loss -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Body weight -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Obesity -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Body image in women -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Navigating Fatphobia and Gender Embodiment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Of Women Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery in Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 202106069 en_US
dc.author.commembers Kreidie, Lina
dc.author.commembers Sawma, Toni
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (viii, 87 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Jenainati, Cathia
dc.keywords Fat Women en_US
dc.keywords Weight Loss Surgery en_US
dc.keywords Anti-fat Bias en_US
dc.keywords Interpretative Phenomenology Analysis en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 76-84) en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2023.595
dc.author.email fatima.antar@lau.edu en_US
dc.description.irb LAU.SAS.CJ1.29/Nov/2022 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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