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Motriz: Revista de Educação Física

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TEIXEIRA, Fábio Luís Santos; FREITAS, Clara Maria Silvestre Monteiro de  and  CAMINHA, Iraquitan de Oliveira. Lipophobia in the speeches of physical exercise female practitioners. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.3, pp.590-601. ISSN 1980-6574.

Currently, the valuation of thinness has contributed to the formation of lipophobic subjects oriented in a regimen of truth that expresses biopolitical ideals. In this study we used Foucault's theory to analyze how lipophobic subjects produced and reproduced thoughts about body fat, from the speech of 30 women-exercising in gym clubs of the city of Recife. To collect the discourses we used an interview guide composed of images (photo elicitation). The analysis followed Foucault's archaeological proposal. Thoughts on the fat body showed three manifestations of lipophobic attitudes (fear of fat, fear of fat and fear of being unproductive). The medical discourse, media and fashion produces discourses and practices that triggers social lipophobic effects. The results demonstrate the need to expand investigations into the production of truths about the body and their possible systems of existence.

Keywords : Physical Exercise; Fat; Fear; Women.

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