The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Dr Bethan Evans and I have contributed a chapter to this book. We argue that Arts and Health should incorporate queer activism, especially when working with fat people.

The book is very expensive but our chapter is available online for free thanks to funding by the University of Liverpool.

Evans, B. and Cooper, C. (2016) ‘Reframing Fatness: Critiquing ‘Obesity” in Whitehead, A. and Woods, A., eds., The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

More information about the book.

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The Rebel Man Standard

I am privileged to perform at The Rebel Man Standard’s festival of dance, workshops, discussions and exhibitions at Guest Projects in April.

My piece, my first ever performance lecture, is called ‘How Do Fat People Dance?’ and will be part of a two-hander with Zinzi Minott and Zia X on Wednesday 20 April. Details and booking via The Rebel Man Standard website.

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Weirdo Zine Fest

weirdozineI’m going to be selling copies of my book, Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, and some of my zines at Weirdo Zine Fest at the end of January. Come along.

Weirdo Zine Fest
DIY Space for London
96-108 Ormside Road, London SE15 1TF
Sunday 31 January 2016
1-5.30pm

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30 Skanks (and other revolutionary dances)

I have been working with Zinzi Minott of The Rebel Man Standard on a reformulation of her piece 30 Skanks (and other revolutionary dances). It’s part of an evening of dance produced by the group and supported by Arts Council England. Hana Lee Erdman and Keyon Gaskin are also performing.

The Rebel Man Standard Presents
4 December
7.30pm
Chisenhale Dance, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ
£10 Box office 020 8981 6617

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