FAT STUDIES IN THE UK brings together academics, health practitioners, activists and artists to discuss how contemporary UK culture represents, attempts to control and demonises fat. The book contains articles, cartoons, personal reflection and reports of activism to offer a variety of ways to understand fat. Contributors present stirring and suggestive calls to action for how to challenge mainstream views of fat and `the obesity epidemic’ in the classroom and in the gym, on the page and on the streets, in the home and in clothes shops.