Fear of Fat: interpretative repertoires and ideological dilemmas

Wetherell, Margaret (1996). Fear of Fat: interpretative repertoires and ideological dilemmas. In: Maybin, Janet and Mercer, Neil eds. Using English: From Conversation to Canon. The English Language Series. London, U.K. and New York, NY, U.S.: Routledge, pp. 36–41.

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I examine here the connections between people’s accounts of themselves in everyday talk, and broader social and cultural beliefs and values. These connections are not straightforward. When trying to make sense of a social or political issue, people move between different ideological perspectives and this variability is closely tied to the ways in which personal identity is constructed.

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