Body Panic Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness

ISBN-10: 0814719686

ISBN-13: 9780814719688

Edition: 2009

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Description: Increasingly the public is being sold a fitness idea - not just slim, but toned - that is difficult to attain. This book asks why.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 235
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Shari L. Dworkin is Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She is the author or editor of several books, most recently Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness  and Men at Risk , both with NYU Press.

Faye Linda Wachsis an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Psychology and Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).

Acknowledgments
The Nature of Body Panic Culture
What Kinds of Subjects and Objects? Gender, Consumer Culture, and Convergence
Size Matters: Male Body Panic and the Third Wave "Crisis of Masculinity"
"Getting Your Body Back": Postindustrial Fit Motherhood and the Merger of the Second (Household Labor/Child Care) and Third (Fitness) Shifts
From Women's Sports & Fitness to Self: Third Wave Feminism and the Consumption Conundrum
Emancipatory Potential, Social Justice, and the Consumption Imperative
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors
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