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Publisher Comments:

The Obsession is a deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies--a book about the meaning of food and its rejection.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Kim Chernin is a guest instructor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, where she teaches a course in psychoanalytic models with Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer. She is the author of two books about eros and memory, Crossing the Border  and Sex and other Sacred Games  (with Renee Stendhal); a trilogy of books on hunger, The Obsession, The Hungry Self,  and Reinventing Eve;  a novel, The Flame Bearers;  a memoir, In My Mother's House;  a collection of poetry, The Hunger Song;  a book about psychoanalysis, A Different Kind of Listening;  and a spiritual memoir, In My Father's Garden.  She has studed music on her own since the age of seven, when she first began to play the piano.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060925055
Author:
Chernin, Kim
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Kim Chernin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Weight Loss
Subject:
Body image
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Weight loss -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
IX. Bd.
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.59 in. .40 lbs.

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