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Dramatic Weight Loss and Its Effect on Friendship

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Material Information

Title: Dramatic Weight Loss and Its Effect on Friendship
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Shutt, Meghann
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Body
Friendship
Sociology of the Body
Weight/Women's Weight
Women's Friendships
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the link between dramatic weight loss in women and friendship change. I interviewed ten women who had all lost a dramatic amount of weight, defined as a loss of twenty percent of body weight over the course of two years or less. The thesis integrates the interview data with library research exploring why one might expect to discover a change in friendship after one friend loses weight. First the thesis establishes bodies as central to identities, personal relationships and social interactions. Next, it situates the relevance of deviant bodies in a larger social context through a discussion of the obesity stigma. The discussion turns to the friendship relationship: how it works and how it contributes to identity formation. The concluding chapter presents the findings from the interview data. Women reported a variety of friendship changes. All the women believed their weight loss had some effect on their sense of self and friendships. The relevant emerging variables in defining patterns of the effects of weight loss on friendships are individual friendships as opposed to group friendships, good friends versus acquaintances and the perceived salience women believed their weight loss to have on their lives and identities.
Statement of Responsibility: by Meghann Shutt
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rosel, Natalie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 S56
System ID: NCFE003301:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003301/00001

Material Information

Title: Dramatic Weight Loss and Its Effect on Friendship
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Shutt, Meghann
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Body
Friendship
Sociology of the Body
Weight/Women's Weight
Women's Friendships
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the link between dramatic weight loss in women and friendship change. I interviewed ten women who had all lost a dramatic amount of weight, defined as a loss of twenty percent of body weight over the course of two years or less. The thesis integrates the interview data with library research exploring why one might expect to discover a change in friendship after one friend loses weight. First the thesis establishes bodies as central to identities, personal relationships and social interactions. Next, it situates the relevance of deviant bodies in a larger social context through a discussion of the obesity stigma. The discussion turns to the friendship relationship: how it works and how it contributes to identity formation. The concluding chapter presents the findings from the interview data. Women reported a variety of friendship changes. All the women believed their weight loss had some effect on their sense of self and friendships. The relevant emerging variables in defining patterns of the effects of weight loss on friendships are individual friendships as opposed to group friendships, good friends versus acquaintances and the perceived salience women believed their weight loss to have on their lives and identities.
Statement of Responsibility: by Meghann Shutt
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rosel, Natalie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 S56
System ID: NCFE003301:00001

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