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Ambivalence in encounters with my big fat Greek closet

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Both fat people and queer people diverge from the norms that control who is perceived as societally normal versus abnormal. While literature on the closet has encapsulated the experiences of the two subject positions as distinct entities, limited scholarship examines the relationship between fatness and queerness vis-à-vis the closet. Drawing on fat studies, queer theory, and autoethnography, I critically examine my encounters with the closet both inside and outside of Greece. Reflecting on m...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v2i1.29

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Byzantine and Modern Greek
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Author
Publisher:
Whatever: A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Whatever: A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies Journal website
Volume:
2
Publication date:
2019-06-27
Acceptance date:
2019-06-12
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ISSN:
2611-657X
Source identifiers:
1027170
Language:
English
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pubs:1027170
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uuid:7d0e4417-f1e6-46e9-8a5d-9dbfc79bdaca
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pubs:1027170
Deposit date:
2019-07-05

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