Simpson, Aimee Bernardette
University of Auckland
Aimee is a Masters Candidate in the department of Sociology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests involve the deconstruction of medicine as an institution of biopower, and problematizing medical interventions as mechanisms of social control. Her most recent research focusses on the life impacts of bariatric surgery, and utilises user narratives to examine the extent to which users subscribe to and perpetuate biomedical hegemony.
“At What Cost?”: Problematising the Achievement of ‘Health’ through Thinness – The Case of Bariatric SurgeryArticlesIntroduction The current social climate of Western societies understands fatness as the self-inflicted disease ‘obesity’; a chronic illness of epidemic proportions that carries accompanying risks of additional disease and that will eventually lead to death. In recent years, the stigmatisation and general negative societal evaluation of fatness and thus fat identities has increased...Read more