An analysis of media coverage concerning the physiques of three iconic African American figures—Oprah Winfrey and Barack and Michelle Obama—is taken as a point of departure for revisiting Sohnya Sayre's 1987 Social Text article “Glory Mongering: Food and the Agon of Excess” and reflecting on the role of Social Text in offering critiques of everyday life.
Micki McGee; Body. Social Text 1 September 2009; 27 (3 (100)): 58–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2009-008
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