Competitive eating academic paper available

Kay McArdle announces that a paper titled It’s not what you eat but how and that you eat: Social media, counter-discourses and disciplined ingestion among amateur competitive eaters by Emma-Jayne Abbots and Luci Attala of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is available for $19.95. The first two sentences of the abstract are:

This article interrogates how social media can provide a platform for contesting dominant discourses. It does so through the lens of competitive eating, demonstrating that amateur competitive eaters use social media sites to challenge and subvert mass media representations of their sport while concomitantly upholding normative notions of healthy eating and bodies.

Was anyone interviewed for this article? (I received no information requests.)


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