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Thin

ISBN-10: 081185633X
ISBN-13: 9780811856331
Edition: 2006
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Description: Critically acclaimed for Girl Culture and Fast Forward, Lauren Greenfield continues her exploration of contemporary female culture with Thin, a groundbreaking book about eating disorders. Greenfield's photographs are paired with extensive interviews  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 10/12/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.640

Critically acclaimed for Girl Culture and Fast Forward, Lauren Greenfield continues her exploration of contemporary female culture with Thin, a groundbreaking book about eating disorders. Greenfield's photographs are paired with extensive interviews and journal entries from twenty girls and women who are suffering from various afflictions. We meet 15-year-old Brittany, who is convinced that being thin is the only way to gain acceptance among her peers; Alisa, a divorced mother of two whose hatred of her body is manifested in her relentless compulsion to purge; Shelly, who has been battling anorexia for six years and has had a feeding tube surgically implanted in her stomach; as well as many others. Alongside these personal stories are essays on the sociology and science of eating disorders by renowned researchers Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Dr. David Herzog, and Dr. Michael Strober. These intimate photographs, frank voices, and thoughtful discussions combine to make Thin not only the first book of its kind but also a portrait of profound understanding.

Essays
Why Thin?
Introduction
Eating Disorders: Truths and Consequences
The Path from Illness to Recovery
Interviews
Shelly
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Polly
Brittany
Brittany's Mother
Alisa
Stephanie
Kathy
Melissa
Laura
Shantell
Cheryl
Cara
Robin
Mary
Quinn
Cathy
Nina
Jordana
Alicia
Ata
Resources
Acknowledgments

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