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Cult of Thinness

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ISBN-10: 0195178785

ISBN-13: 9780195178784

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Patricia Leavy

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Whether they are rich or poor, tall or short, liberal or conservative, most young American women have one thing in common--they want to be thin. And they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get that way, even to the point of starving themselves. Why are America's women so preoccupied with weight? What has caused record numbers of young women--even before they reach their teenage years--to suffer from anorexia and bulimia? The Cult of Thinness, Second Edition--a revised, expanded, and coauthored version of Sharlene Hesse-Biber's award-winning book, Am I Thin Enough Yet? (OUP, 1997)--answers these questions and more. Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy go beyond traditional psychological…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A Cult Grows in America
Men and Women: Mind and Body
Selling the Body Beautiful: Food, Dieting, and Recovery
There's No Business Like the Body Business: Fitness and Cosmetic Surgery
Becoming a Certain Body
Joining the Cult of Thinness
How Young Women Experience Being a Body in Their Families, Peer Groups, and School Environments
New Recruits for the Cult of Thinness: Preteen Girls, Adolescents, Straight Men, Gays, Lesbians, and Ethnic Women
Breaking Free from the Cult of Thinness